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Fiesta Labor- workers hired for roundups who were offered a grand celebration of food, drink, music and dance instead of wages.


Fork of the Saddle- the front part of the saddle that contains the thighs of the rider and in which the western saddle has a horn. When the fork incorporates an outward projection (known as swells) to retain the thigh, it is referred to as a pommel. Chilean saddles have no horns, and, although their fork was originally much straighter, contemporary models have a fork that slants back in order to permit a more bent-knee posture in the saddle. In Chile, the fork is known as the “cabesilla” and the leather extension of the fork that lies over the top of the thigh is known as “la falda” (skirt).


Fossae- this is a hollow or depression in the anatomy.


Four-Point Seat- this best describes the unique seat of the Chilean huaso that makes constant contact with each of the buttocks as well as the inner portion of his knees.

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