No one can miss the stunning golden coat and long, flowing mane and tail when Latigo Dun It enters an arena with his owner and rider Tomas Garcilazo aboard. The striking Quarter Horse stallion known as "Hollywood" has a ring presence as large as any Hollywood star. Together with Garcilazo they are a well-known charro trick roping team who perform about eight months out of the year at the largest rodeos across the country.
Garcilazo, who has been perfecting his roping since growing up in Mexico City, brings the lasso to life. Tight spiral loops fly in front and around Hollywood as the stallion demonstrates his athleticism with spins and stops. An invisible communication exists between horse and rider and the partnership they have had for eleven years is apparent in their perfect teamwork. Their signature trick is the "wedding ring," where Garcilazo spins a giant rope loop that encircles Hollywood as they race around the arena.
Their performances often bombard the senses with loud music, laser lights, and Hollywood’s least favorite, explosions of pyrotechnics – usually reserved for the biggest of shows such as the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas. Tomas has spent countless hours working on Hollywood’s confidence, and the trust between them is what enables the stallion to perform in that loud environment.
Hollywood is a star with a big fan base, and he can be a bit of a diva. On the road, he’s the star! The stallion loves attention, both in the ring and during the preparation he goes through to maintain his stunning mane and tail. Garcilazo’s wife Justine is in charge of the long locks and describes it as “a 24/7 watch” to make sure they don’t get caught. They are only turned loose when he is performing, and they are unbraided about once a week for cleaning. Even if he lowers his head to sniff something on the ground, he can accidentally step on it! Hollywood has even been trained to hold his head higher when performing to keep his luxurious locks off the ground.
Latigo Dun It's Breyer model was produced from 2018 to 2019.