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Gisele is a second year veteran working in Jesolo. She is delightfully fun, genuine and gifted. Her composition and illustration of the theme capture the subject very well. Working with her husband as one of two married couples at the show this year, we certainly hope to see them both here again, and perhaps at a show they may develop at home in Santos, Brazil in the future!
See Gisele's own web site for many great photos of other sand works she has done in the past. www.esculturasemareia.com
Bronco Buster and Cowpokes
Gisele Prata Real
Photo by Jorge Weigand
Bronco busting and bull riding are action packed activities right out of the old west that are still practiced today in the comercial setting, though on a more limited basis.
A man who could tame wild horses to be safely ridden was an important man on the ranch of the old west. And cattle drovers led a rugged life moving herds of cattle across the country for sale and distribution. Both jobs were hard work and commanded respect.
In todays modern and mechanized world, there is not a big demand for these trades as much, but they are still practiced. The modern Rodeo is a direct offshoot of the activities of these rugged people.