The gaucho is somehow the cowboy of Argentina, but also of Uruguay and south of Brazil. He is the one who takes care of cattle on the endless Pampa fields.
Horses and gauchos in Argentina
Martín Fierro, an epic and “gauchesque” poem which has turned into one of the iconic master pieces of Argentine literature: a must in school programs.
Longer before the Spanish conquest, the South American aboriginal people made refined clothing called ponchos.
The criollo horse comes from the first Andalusian and Arabian horses imported by the Spanish conquerors in the 16th century.
Polo and Falabella horse is an athlete and a companion animal in Argentina.