Horse Tripping Images

Mexico

Charreadas (or Charreria) — Mexican style rodeos — are a national sport in their home country. However, this cruel “sport” has now spread to the United States, mostly in western states.

There are ten individual competitions, six of which involve horses, and are all cruel. The second, seventh and eighth events are the ones most often targeted by horse protection advocates. These events involve what is commonly referred to in the U.S. as “horse tripping.” Points are awarded for literally tripping horses, and how quickly the charro can do it.

First they release a horse from a chute, often shocking the horse with an electric prod. A group of waiting charros force the horse into a full gallop. The competing charro — either on horseback or on the ground — lassos the front or hind legs of the horse, causing the animal to come crashing down to the ground.

There are three types of horse tripping events:

“Piales en lienzo”: roping the hind legs of a horse.
“Manganas a pie”: roping the front legs of a horse while on foot.
“Manganas a caballo”: roping the front legs of a horse while on horseback.

Images

Piales en lienzo | Mexico

Piales en lienzo. Roping the hind legs of a horse.
Piales en lienzo. Roping the hind legs of a horse.

Manganas a pie | Mexico

Manganas a pie. Roping the front legs on foot.
Manganas a pie. Roping the front legs on foot.
Manganas a pie. Roping the front legs on foot.
Manganas a pie. Roping the front legs on foot.
Manganas a pie. Roping the front legs on foot.

Manganas a caballo | Mexico

Manganas a caballo. Roping the front legs of a horse while on horseback.
Manganas a caballo. Roping the front legs of a horse while on horseback.
Manganas a caballo. Roping the front legs of a horse while on horseback.

United States

This image is from a rodeo in Oregon where horse tripping is illegal. The Sheriff however would not cooperate and stop the event and arrest the offending participant.

U.S. Laws Against Horse Tripping with Citations | Fact Sheet

If you witness horse tripping in the U.S., please contact us in strict confidence. We would also appreciate your sending any images you have.


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