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These Noble Horsemen Are Still Riding After 500 Years

Each year in the Andalusian region of Spain, thousands of semi-wild horses are rounded up by the horsemen of Almonte. Dating back to 1504, the spectacle is part of the annual “La Saca de las Yeguas” festival that takes place each June. The horsemen, known as yegüerizos, carry out the tradition with great pride as part of their cultural identity. In this immersive short film by Glen Milner, ride alongside with the horsemen as they embark on their annual journey.

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