Young cowboy trainees, Hacienda Kankabchen, Yucatan, Mexico. Photo by Andrée Fredette

Hacienda Souvenir – Photo Wednesday

Going through my files, and found this souvenir of five years ago. I was at a wedding in the Yucatan. The wedding was held at the Hacienda Kancabchen, a working ranch.

The kids' cowboy practice, Hacienda Kancabchen, Yucatan, Mexico. Photo by Andrée Fredette

We arrived at the hacienda the day before. Plenty of time to explore. I entered the arena’s holding pen (after checking that it was empty, of course…) and watched the kids practice their lasso skills. The bull was not impressed, and tried to drag everyone into the shade, the minute he was lassoed. Common sense: he wanted some shade…

 

Young Cowboys and the old bull. Yucatan, Mexico. Photo by Andrée Fredette

And on most of their charges, the most accurate kid was the smallest one.

 

The youngest cowboy, retrieving his lasso. Hacienda Kancabchen, Yucatan, Mexico. Photo by Andrée Fredette

Above, he is retrieving his lasso, after another successful charge.

And below, here he comes, fully focused…

 

Youngest cowboy, focusing on the target. Photo by Andrée Fredette

Live in the moment, they say.