Garrocha, or Doma Vaquera, is a Spanish/Mexican traditional display of a mounted warrior's (then a bullfighter's) mastery of his horse. Like any ballet, it is just so lovely.
Vegas-style. Lights, costumes, and music. (Why do horse people INSIST on using corny music???) But he keeps his hand on the reins--a shame. Check out the next clip (longer) for the real deal.
And the real deal. This is where my Zorro fascination begins and ends. I never have to see his face, but a man who does all this on a horse with just his seat and legs and demonstrates that he trained the horse respectfully and kindly by NOT jamming on the reins, that man can climb up the rose trellis to my bedchamber any night of the week. Makes me swoon.