Holo holo in Hawaiian means to get around. And the filmmakers holo holo you to many of the ranches across 5 islands. The Hawaiian cowboys inherited a rich history, originating with the vaqueros of Alta California, when it was still part of Mexico. The vaqueros were held in such high esteem that in 1833, King Kamehameha sent for three of them to teach his people how to rope and ride and catch the wild cattle. The wild cattle grazed on the volcanic slopes of Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea and were chased down, roped and tied to trees. The next morning, the paniolo would untie the snorting bull, snub him to his saddle horn and “lead him” down the mountain. Needless to say, this demanded great horsemanship and uncommon bravery. 96 minutes.