28 Rules To Be The Quintessential Mexican Charro

Charro n. 1. Mexican cowboy, typically one in elaborate traditional dress. 2. Badass.

1. You do not simply become a charro. You are born one.

2. You must learn to love your horse. You are nothing without your horse.


3. You must develop swagger at an early age.

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4. Your relationship with your father is EXTREMELY important.

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5. You will kiss your father’s hand out of respect.

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6. You will not drink in front of your father.

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Even if he’s the one offering you the drink.

7. You will not smoke in front of your father.

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8. You will love your father whether he loves you or not.

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9. But it’s your mother who’s REALLY frightening.

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10. As you grow up, you will look more like this.



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11. Women will love you.

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12. Men will want to be you.

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13. Others will be envious of your ridiculous good looks.

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14. If you must, settle your differences like men with a mariachi sing-off.

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15. An old fashioned throwdown works, too.

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16. You will fall in love.

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17. You will be expected to perform a serenade.

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18. Bonus points if you can perform while mounted on a dancing horse.

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19. And this is how you’ll picture the rest of your life.

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20. But heartbreak is also inevitable.

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21. It’s OK to cry…

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22. …but only for the woman who broke your heart.

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23. You can always count on your friends to make you feel better with the power of mariachi.

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24. It’s OK to drink beer…

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25. …but tequila should be your primary choice.

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26. As you get older, you will spend more time with your horses.


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27. And even though you aren’t a young man anymore…


…you’ll still look like a badass.

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28. If you follow these rules, you will live a long and happy charro life.

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