Charreadas in Virginia lawmaker’s crosshairs

Virginia State Senator Jill Vogel has introduced legislation that will ban the practice of horse tripping. According to the Virginia Daily Press, Vogel’s bill would prohibit the intentional roping of, or interference with the legs of an equine in order to cause it to trip or fall for any purpose. The bill singles out Charreadas which are Mexican-style rodeos.

Critics state horse tripping involves a charro or Mexican cowboy lassos a horse that can allegedly lead them to be tripped. However, the facts about horse tripping (aka mangana) are quite different than what animal rights groups claim. The below video goes into the facts surrounding the practice including addressing the baseless accusations made by animal rights groups’ claims about horse tripping.