Mandatory Drinking

Photo by Tommy Ackermann
Photo by Tommy Ackermann

Last Sunday was Rodeo redux as we followed local hero Alvaro Cedeno Obando to another stop in the summer bull-riding competition. This time we had some fun of our own as the day included a horseback ride into the mountains around San Juan del Dios, a women’s soccer match and a somewhat-shy red-headed Rodeo Queen.

As Tommy explains in the video, mandatory drinking is actually a preventative measure to ensure no one is hurt during the somewhat challenging ride. If my horse had only been a little friendlier I think I might have actually enjoyed the whole thing. I swear it intentionally gave me the flu…