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Some South American spurs can be huge ( they are thought to have developed from the Spanish Colonial “Espuela Grande” after all ). So how do they stay in position ? Many gaucho spurs have large pierced heel plates or … Continue reading

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Bolas or Boleadoras

These are bolas, or, more accurately boleadoras : They came from South America. Similar arrangements of throwing stones and ropes were originally used by the indigenous people, but after the arrival of the Spanish they were adopted by the gauchos. … Continue reading

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