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SUCCESS IS NEVER MORE IMPORTANT THAN QUALITY
There’s a gathering of horsemen about once a year up in the Santa Barbara-Santa Ynez area, ostensibly a competition to see who is the most adept rider, the most skilled roper. The style of riding and roping is one that was almost rendered extinct, the old Spanish vaquero style, sometimes called Californio horsemanship. There are prizes, to be sure, silver conchos and hand made leatherwork, fine saddles, boots, chaps, everything anyone who rides horses could want. The riders come from as far away as North Dakota. Bruce Sandifer With pride and prizes on the line it is sometimes easy to...