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Felipe Guzman had an idea to have a romantic ride in a carriage. However, the horse got scared of something and ran. Felipe thanks Saint Jude with this retablo because they were able to calm the horse before getting in a accident.

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I thank Saint James for saving me. I was going back to the village, when the earth trembled and cracked under me.I fell off the horse. I thank nothing serious happened with me.

Ilario Rodriguez
Guanajuato, August 18, 1938

I dedicate the present retablo to Saint Michael the Archangel thanking him, with all my heart, for he always accompanies me at my work as a picador. During all my years in this profession, I didn’t suffer from any grave accident, nor did my horse Sparky. So I feel blessed.

Abelardo Rosas
Apizaco, Tlaxcala

The other day, I was riding my horse El Rayo (The Lightning), when a rattlesnake came out from rocks and scared my horse very much. I thank Saint Philomena for I was able to control my horse that was very nervous, and didn’t fell, and avoided the danger.

Cayetano Hernandez
Durango, Durango

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Thank you, Virgin of Guadalupe, for protecting my son Pedro P. of dying when a lighting hit near him so even the land cracked. We dedicate this retablo because for nothing happened with him nor with his horse.

June 14, 1934

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The girl Carmelita Solares was riding her horse. Suddenly the animal reared up by seeing a horned vipers and the girl fell down. Her parents thank the Virgin of Guadalupe for nothing happened to her at the fall, and the viper didn’t bite her nor the horse. They offer this retablo as gratitude.

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That dark night in November, my family and I had to ride through the cemetery. We got scared as many skeletons, ghosts and dead men appeared to us. They looked threatening. We thank the Virgin of Guadalupe for her protection and because she gave our horse more speed so the dead didn’t get us.

A pretty big black viper came to Saturnino Cardoso, and the horse almost threw me off. I thank.

Guanajuato
October 23, 1938

Virgin of Guadalupe, thank you for hearing my prayers. I didn’t let my sister to meet with Juan because he was known as a womanizer and drunkard. But he wouldn’t listen and decided to run away with him. They sat on a horse. I ran for her and grabbed her arm. The horse jolted and dragged me. A year later my sister came home in despair and with a baby in her arms. Turned out Juan kicked her out.

Paola Salas
Guanajuato, 1949

I thank God with this ex-voto. My horse Colorin got sick. I had to give her medicine, and she almost died. Then I got an idea to give her medicine with a reed tube. My horse got cured, and I’m very happy. I thank the Virgin of Guadalupe.

Camilo Chavez, the Miracle ranch
May 25, 1979

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The Pedro Ramirez’ father taught him how to ride a horse. But the horse got crazy, and Pedro fell down hitting his mug. He thanks the Holy Child of Atocha with this retablo for he only lost two teeth.

My horse was taken by the nagual, but then he left it. Thanks to the Virgin.

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Pancho M. thanks the Virgin of San Juan for saving him from dying when he was kicked in the chest by a horse. In that horrible moment he implored to your honor and now offers this retablo.

Jalisco, 1984

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