How is the gaucho life
Martin Tatta, a real gaucho who lives a typical gaucho life, In San Antonio de Areco, a small city located in Buenos Aires province, Argentina.
The population of the city has a very country lifestyle, surrounded by horses, and gauchos.
There are still Gauchos today!, but we are going to talk about a “a countryman” Martin, he was raised in the countryside, with his family, the son of a gaucho from whom he inherited the “taste” for the countryside.
Current and real gaucho life
Since childhood he wanted to have a country life, with animals, but especially horses, this guy had a very special connection with the horses, he received his first horse when he was 6 years old.
His father was a gaucho, who had already had the pleasure of living a gaucho life but living a Gaucho life could be hard, far away from the city and hard jobs, however some people love and enjoy this lifestyle.
Gaucho life in Argentina
In Argentina there are many popular gauchos, this is a culture, Gauchos were usually mestizos (persons of mixed European and Indian ancestry), but some of them were white, black, or mulatto (of mixed black and white ancestry) gauchos are characterized by their “outfit”, very unique, and it is not easy to see in other places.
How is the gaucho life in the Estancia
They have a special way to dress, they work in the countryside and with cattle, but something really important to highlight is what they drink, Mate! A traditional South American caffeine-rich infused drink, today Argentinian people drink lot of mat, Mate invites people to join.
As Pedro Luis Barcia, (president of the National Academy of Education) says in an interview you have to “Matear” (drink mate) everywhere, “on the train, in the bus, on the beach, in the mountains, in the car and at the picnic”, for this reason Mate is so important for the gaucho culture.
When Martin was young he left school, his father told him that he should work and it helped him begin to deal with horses even more than before, Martin was raised in the countryside and all his life was dedicated to horses and his ranch.
As he clarifies in the interview made by Fernando Freixas, Martin was born in San Antonio de Areco, “he created a method of dressage and training based on trust”.
He is a good example to show to the people what’s like living a gaucho life, He wears a gaucho’s outfit, drinks mate, he lives in a house (kind of a ranch) in the middle of the field, Martin wants to keep the customs and traditions of his place, He feels very honored to live where he likes and do what he wants with horses.
Tasks in a gaucho life
Martin, before to be a horse whisperer, he used to be a horse tamer in his city, it was a sport, but when he found his quality with horses he left it and dedicated his time and passion to the horses until today, horses helped to Martin to travel all over the world to show his talent.
He does not imagine working on something else or away from the horses, He does not want to lose contact with his equines, even if he is older.
So, Martin, with his knowledge, relationship with horses, lifestyle and customs, he is really living a gaucho life.
Source: Somos Arraigo
El mate, símbolo de unión.
Gaucho, SOUTH AMERICAN HISTORY
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Martin Tatta the Gaucho horse breaking
He is not a magician, but for sure he is a Gaucho horse breaking
Martin Tatta was born in San Antonio de Areco, a small city in northern Buenos Aires Province, Argentina.
Since he has memory always had a special contact with horses, a special way to treat them, for the past 11 years he has been showcasing his unique bond with horses through performances to tourists from around the world who wants to know the Argentinian culture and they should definitely come here to see it.
Foto: Somos Arraigo
When Martin was very young he used to ride a horse with his father, but he received his first equine when he was 6 years old, he named him “Bandera”, and do you know why?, well it was because Martin used to tied his horse on the flagpole, Bandera was a “Picaso”, with a “white tie” on his face and legs.
This awesome Argentinian guy started and learned everything on his own; we could say that his father did not like to do “tricks” with the horse, “It is something that comes natural to me,” he said. “Nobody taught me, it just came out.
Foto: Somos Arraigo
Breaking a horse is not an easy job;
can you tame a wild horse?
A wild horse can be tamed and domesticated with careful training but Martin calls it Indian breaking in, it takes a lot of time and dedication with the horse.
He communicated in a unique and special way with the horse, his father thought it would be a wayward horse that he would not do what he was told, anyways Martin kept doing what he did until today and for this great gift, he was able to travel to many places around to world to show it.
Foto: Martin tatta by Somos Arraigo
When he was young, he started to train some horses, he was an actual horse tamer, originally it was a sport for him and many people there.
Breaking a horse was a process where a wild horse becomes an exemplary one to be useful, but when he discovered his skills, Martin stopped doing it and started to training a horse to be ridden through its qualities.
How to deal with a horse
Communicating with the horse, stroking it and trying to make the horse relax, he just was a gaucho breaking a horse, Martin always tries to have a connection between the horse and him, a connection with no force, screams or whips.
Nevertheless, Martín does not describe himself as a horse tamer, he thinks he is a gaucho who makes a show, with his own style; he thinks the horse is everything.
Foto: by Somos Arraigo
For this reason Martin Tatta is a great gaucho horse breaking who has gone far showing his talent with passion, the connection between him and the equine is magical.
There are many horse tamers, horse whisperers, gauchos, and just people, who love horses, but this guy is very popular for his lifestyle, passion, and his incredible way to treat equines, also his history, how he started loving the equines while he was just a small kid.
It is very impressive how Martin relaxes, trusts, brings the horse to ground, and lays down on top of the horse and rubs his head against its neck.
Foto: Martin by Somos arraigo
Martin thinks that anyone can do what he does, “all it takes is some patience and love” and in his interview he describes the horse as if it were “everything” for him, so we can figure out that he can’t even think about a life without a horse.
More “Criollo horses” origins in Spanish here
Or if your would like to meet Martin and his amazing horses
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Source: Somos Arraigo (some of the photos here)
El gaucho que encanta a los caballos con susurros
Aquí recomendamos esta experiencia de el real tour Estancia de gauchos : cerca de la gran ciudad es lo mas original y auténtico de la Pampa argentina
Incluye la visita al pueblo histórico y gauchesco de San Antonio de Areco con visita a la Estancia con producción agropecuaria
Realizada por argentinos (no franceses que copian las cosas de los argentinos) que viven en San Antonio de Areco, hace 11 años que proveen de este tour de día entero para el que se prepararon toda su vida con un bagaje muy importante de conocimiento y experiencias de vida sobre la historia de la cultura Argentina, las tradiciones de los gauchos y sobre el turismo.
El real tour Estancia de gauchos está basado en poner a los visitantes en contacto con los personajes locales de nuestro pueblo San Antonio de Areco y con los gauchos de la Estancia El Ombú, en una experiencia que permanece casi igual a lo largo de muchos años.
El Tour de día completo al pueblo gauchesco de Areco con día de campo en Estancia El Ombú de Areco, es la combinación perfecta para experimentar las Pampas de Argentina.
Proveen de un exclusivo y real Buenos Aires tour Estancia de gauchos , en pequeños grupos, haciendo de esto un destino único en la Argentina, además de uno sustentable a través de su operación y participación en la comunidad.
En un viaje directo desde su residencia u hotel en Buenos Aires en vans ejecutivas, con pick up entre las 8 y las 8:30am
El guía local bilingüe especializado lo introducirá en el ambiente local y tradicional de pueblo rural de gauchos, por cerca de una hora y media.
Un poco antes del mediodía y después de recorrer la Pampa por 15 minutos, llegarán al establecimiento de producción agropecuaria Estancia El Ombú de Areco.
Allí lo recibirán con empanadas y bebidas, podrá hacer una cabalgata y un paseo en carruaje en compañía de los gauchos.
Hacia el mediodía se servirá el típico almuerzo de asado argentino principalmente de carne vacuna, con entradas, ensaladas y salsas, acompañado de vino, cerveza y gaseosas.
Acompañando el final del asado con música folclórica argentina en vivo realizada por los gauchos y varias danzas argentinas de campo.
Para finalizar: una muy especial demostración de doma de caballo realizada por uno de los gauchos de la Estancia El Ombú.
Partida hacia Buenos Aires, arribando cerca de las 18hs.
El real tour Estancia de gauchos incluye:
– Viaje ida y vuelta entre Buenos Aires y San Antonio de Areco con pick up en su residencia/hotel en un vehículo con licencia oficial y chofer profesional
– Todos los transfers dentro del pueblo San Antonio de Areco
– Guía local de San Antonio de Areco Argentino (no Francés)
– Recepción con empanadas y bebidas, almuerzo completo con vino, cerveza y gaseosas
– Todas las actividades en la Estancia El Ombú de Areco están incluídas
This is the most authentic horseback riding Buenos Aires ranch tour , with real argentine cowboys (gauchos) going through the fields of the Estancia El ombu.
Historically, the gaucho, the saddle and horse, are inseparable companions that represent the life in the Pampas.
At the Estancia there are almost seventy horses of the local argentine breed “Criollo”: very well known because of its longevity, intelligence and resistance.
Horses in the Pampas
They are very responsive in the horseback riding , bred on the estate, and trained by the local ranch gauchos .
The owner of the gaucho Estancia tour has been personally taking care of them for the last 22 years.
The amazing history of Gato and Mancha
Two of this breed rode the longest equestrian raid in history, when Gato and Mancha got to New York in 1928 after travelling 18,000 kilometres.
Gato and Mancha criollo horses
The ranch gauchos can choose for you the one that better suit your physical fitness and level of equitation skill: from beginner to Advanced ability levels in horseback riding in Buenos Aires ranch
The tack of the gauchos
While in the horseback riding in Buenos Aires ranch almost all the tack it is a “gaucho of the pampas tack”, where there is no “seat” but it is one of the most comfortable saddle.
If you prefer there is also available some English tack as well.
Saddle of the gauchos
Groups at the horseback riding Buenos aires:
If your ability is from beginner to intermediate, you can join the standard group with some other people at the gaucho ranch.
If you consider yourself, being realistic about your ability, an advanced rider you will be provided a private ride in the ranch Buenos aires.
The gauchos style horseback ride
According to your ability, you will walk, trot and canter while going the cross country in the fields of the gaucho ranch Buenos aires : grasslands, a marsh and crossing streams.
From your saddle you will have great views of the surroundings in the Estancia ranch near Buenos aires
There will be some ranch gauchos leading and guarding you while in the horseback riding in the whole Estancia trail.
Some riders in the Estancia
Length of the horseback riding buenos aires:
If you join the standard group, the horseback riding Buenos aires ranch tour will range from 30 to 40 minutes. And if you are an advanced rider, you can have an hour private horseback riding
If you book a private Real gauchos Tour Buenos Aires Areco Estancia ranch, you can choose to have two different one hour horseback rides
The fields for the horseback
The entire program of the horseback riding includes as well:
Transfer round trip from hotel Buenos Aires to gaucho town San Antonio de Areco and Estancia
Bilingual tour guide in town and Estancia. Tour guiding for about one hour and a half in gaucho town Areco
At the Buenos aires ranch Estancia El Ombu: empanadas, drinks, horseback riding , argentine asado lunch and gaucho folcloric music
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For more information: Origins of gaucho criollo horse
Also in Spanish: Orígenes del caballo Criollo