Ricardo Robles rides a steer out of the gate as his fellow charros watch. Unlike the eight-second rides in American rodeo, Charreada bull riding lasts until the rider gets thrown off or the bull stops bucking.
Genaro Madrigal trots his horse, Mexicano, after getting him shoed at Los Campesinos' ranch on Friday, July 24, 2010.
Alfredo Martin Garcia holds several of his lassos while wearing the traditional charro clothing that is required during formal competition.
Pedro Nilla, left, and Pedro Acunilla, right, watch a charreada from the ranch’s grandstands on Saturday, July 31, 2010.
The team's manager looks through a stack of Mexican CDs as the charreada stretches into the night.
Jonadab Robles washes down one of the horses at Los Campesinos' ranch on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010. Robles often comes out on weekdays to help with the ranch's daily chores.
Melvin Amaya watches bull riding from a fence during an informal charreada on Saturday, July 31, 2010.