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Outskirts: Xcarat: Mayan Riviera’s Playground For All Ages

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When the princely white Arabian stallion fell in a puddle in the middle of the sprawling arena, we thought our perfectly planned day on the Mayan Riviera in Mexico had crashed to the floor along with the horse. In an instant, people in the stadium were on their feet, craning their necks to see what had happened. All human breathing stopped for a long, long moment during this white-knuckle event.

The horses were all part of the show at Xcaret (pronounced eesh-carette) – one a chestnut mare, the other a white Arabian stallion – and they had proudly entered the arena just minutes before with their gaucho riders who were ready to show us their lariat skills. Read Full Story

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