In Maltrata you'll see a car or truck going down the street (sometimes with Veracruz license plates, others with US license plates due to migration). You'll see bicycles and motorcycles. You'll see a man galloping by on a horse and another leading a donkey or horse carrying charcoal. And in the morning or evening, a flock of sheep being led down the street. It was something I never got used to completely.
The family I stayed with wanted me to have "the complete experience," including riding a donkey. I never did ride the donkey (or horse for that matter) -- but I did ride on the back of an 4-wheeler and get a picture next to a horse. I guess there's always next time =)