Each year, cowboys ride three days across Mexico's central state of Guanajuato in a show of devotion to Cristo Rey (Christ the King). The tradition began more than 60 years ago with just a handful of men - now, in 2016, event participants numbered around 3,000. The ride is a mix of religious devotion, intergenerational tradition and grueling physicality for both man and beast.
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