The horse is a mirror. A sensitive animal with no ego to get in the way so it will reflect the truth about the horseman uninhibited”, says Alejandro Pedrero, born into a renowned and accomplished charro dynasty.

I first met Alejandro, a master horse breaker and trainer in the ‘Plaza de Armas’ of Lagos de Moreno, a colonial city off the beaten track, founded by the Spaniards in 1573 in the highlands of Jalisco, Mexico. Alejandro was on a horse even before he learned to walk. His father and uncles had him up in the saddle, out riding with them every morning on the family ‘hacienda’ (ranch) Las Cajas, where he learned the art of roping, becoming one of the best Charros ever.