The 'arrieros' or cowboys of Chile

Chilean Arrieros have worked the Andes trails since boyhood; load mules expertly for horseridingchile.com; ride in rodeos for recreation
Horse paintings: Australian artist Ros Tomlinson - Horse Riding Chile

Horse paintings: Australian artist Ros Tomlinson - Horse Riding Chile

Head guide, master horseman, rodeo rider, chief associate

Head guide, master horseman, rodeo rider, chief associate

Cajon del Maipo arriero Octavio Nunez horseback guide in the Andes

Cajon del Maipo arriero Octavio Nunez horseback guide in the Andes

Leo - Chilean mountain horseman - Horse Riding Santiago - Riding Tours

Leo - Chilean mountain horseman - Horse Riding Santiago - Riding Tours

Victor, expert horseback arriero guide at Horse Riding Chile

Victor, expert horseback arriero guide at Horse Riding Chile

Horse paintings: Australian artist Ros Tomlinson - Horse Riding Chile

Horse paintings: Australian artist Ros Tomlinson - Horse Riding Chile

Photo by Kim Walker. Check out Kim's brilliant blog for more of her amazing photography and to see what it is like to go horseback riding into the Chilean Andes with a real 'Arriero.' Horse farm in El Toyo region of Cajon del Maipo, Chile, South America... http://www.uniquetravelphoto.com/?p=2221&preview=true

Photo by Kim Walker. Check out Kim's brilliant blog for more of her amazing photography and to see what it is like to go horseback riding into the Chilean Andes with a real 'Arriero.' Horse farm in El Toyo region of Cajon del Maipo, Chile, South America... http://www.uniquetravelphoto.com/?p=2221&preview=true

Photo by Kim Walker. Victor guides his horse through rocks and cactus near a horse farm in El Toyo region of Cajon del Maipo, Chile, South America. See more great photos on Kim's excellent Travel/Photo blog post - COWBOYS & HORSES IN CAJON DEL MAIPO, CHILE - http://www.uniquetravelphoto.com/?p=2221

Photo by Kim Walker. Victor guides his horse through rocks and cactus near a horse farm in El Toyo region of Cajon del Maipo, Chile, South America. See more great photos on Kim's excellent Travel/Photo blog post - COWBOYS & HORSES IN CAJON DEL MAIPO, CHILE - http://www.uniquetravelphoto.com/?p=2221

Victor returning to a Horse farm in El Toyo region of Cajon del Maipo, Chile, South America. Arrieros or cowboys work guiding people safely in the mountains on horseback. A couple of weeks ago we were lucky enough to be asked by Kim if she could come and take photos. We of course said yes after seeing her great travel/photo blog.  Kim beatifully captured a great snapshot of a her day out with a real Chilean cowboy! Photo by Kim Walker. http://www.uniquetravelphoto.com/?p=2221&preview=true

Victor returning to a Horse farm in El Toyo region of Cajon del Maipo, Chile, South America. Arrieros or cowboys work guiding people safely in the mountains on horseback. A couple of weeks ago we were lucky enough to be asked by Kim if she could come and take photos. We of course said yes after seeing her great travel/photo blog. Kim beatifully captured a great snapshot of a her day out with a real Chilean cowboy! Photo by Kim Walker. http://www.uniquetravelphoto.com/?p=2221&preview=true

Horse farm in El Toyo region of Cajon del Maipo, Chile, South America, Arriero Victor winds up his own handmade leather lasso while his friend Osvaldo from Pique admires his craftsmanship. Waiting at teh parcela for the trip to start. Photo by Kim Walker. http://www.uniquetravelphoto.com/?p=2221

Horse farm in El Toyo region of Cajon del Maipo, Chile, South America, Arriero Victor winds up his own handmade leather lasso while his friend Osvaldo from Pique admires his craftsmanship. Waiting at teh parcela for the trip to start. Photo by Kim Walker. http://www.uniquetravelphoto.com/?p=2221

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