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
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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. Victor cleans the horse in preparation for their trip into the mountains. Photos by Kim Walker - http://www.uniquetravelphoto.com/?p=2221

Horse farm in El Toyo region of Cajon del Maipo, Chile, South America. Victor cleans the horse in preparation for their trip into the mountains. Photos by Kim Walker - http://www.uniquetravelphoto.com/?p=2221

A horse farm in El Toyo region of Cajon del Maipo, Chile, South America where Victor (el arriero) shows of his rodeo skills. Wearing his poncho and followed by his faithful dogs he guides tourists in the mountains. Photos by Kim Walker - http://www.uniquetravelphoto.com/?p=2221

A horse farm in El Toyo region of Cajon del Maipo, Chile, South America where Victor (el arriero) shows of his rodeo skills. Wearing his poncho and followed by his faithful dogs he guides tourists in the mountains. Photos by Kim Walker - http://www.uniquetravelphoto.com/?p=2221

Victor (el arriero) crosses El Sauce river on a day trip into the Chilean Andes mountains. Photos taken by Kim Walker. El Toyo region of Cajon del Maipo, Chile, South America. http://www.uniquetravelphoto.com/?p=2221

Victor (el arriero) crosses El Sauce river on a day trip into the Chilean Andes mountains. Photos taken by Kim Walker. El Toyo region of Cajon del Maipo, Chile, South America. http://www.uniquetravelphoto.com/?p=2221

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

Horse farm in El Toyo region of Cajon del Maipo, Chile, South America. Cowboy, dog and horse in the mountains near Santiago, Chile. Photo by Kim Walker. http://www.uniquetravelphoto.com/?p=2221

Horse farm in El Toyo region of Cajon del Maipo, Chile, South America. Cowboy, dog and horse in the mountains near Santiago, Chile. Photo by Kim Walker. http://www.uniquetravelphoto.com/?p=2221

Horse paintings: Australian artist Ros Tomlinson - Horse Riding Chile

Horse paintings: Australian artist Ros Tomlinson - Horse Riding Chile

Horse paintings: Australian artist Ros Tomlinson - Horse Riding Chile

Horse paintings: Australian artist Ros Tomlinson - Horse Riding Chile

At a Horse farm in El Toyo region of Cajon del Maipo, Chile, South America Victor prepares the horse to take Kim the photographer on her day tour into the andes on horseback. http://www.uniquetravelphoto.com/?p=2221

At a Horse farm in El Toyo region of Cajon del Maipo, Chile, South America Victor prepares the horse to take Kim the photographer on her day tour into the andes on horseback. 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

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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Top of the list of things to do in Santiago, winter or summer. Get away from it all for a day on horseback in the nearby Andes.. Ride up wit...

Top of the list of things to do in Santiago, winter or summer. Get away from it all for a day on horseback in the nearby Andes.. Ride up wit...

A horse farm in El Toyo region of Cajon del Maipo, Chile, South America where Victor (el arriero) shows of his rodeo skills. Wearing his poncho and followed by his faithful dogs he guides tourists in the mountains. Photos by Kim Walker - http://www.uniquetravelphoto.com/?p=2221

A horse farm in El Toyo region of Cajon del Maipo, Chile, South America where Victor (el arriero) shows of his rodeo skills. Wearing his poncho and followed by his faithful dogs he guides tourists in the mountains. Photos by Kim Walker - http://www.uniquetravelphoto.com/?p=2221

Horse farm in El Toyo region of Cajon del Maipo, Chile, South America. Victor cleans the horse in preparation for their trip into the mountains. Photos by Kim Walker - http://www.uniquetravelphoto.com/?p=2221

Horse farm in El Toyo region of Cajon del Maipo, Chile, South America. Victor cleans the horse in preparation for their trip into the mountains. Photos by Kim Walker - http://www.uniquetravelphoto.com/?p=2221

Horse farm in El Toyo region of Cajon del Maipo, Chile, South America. Cowboy, dog and horse in the mountains near Santiago, Chile. Photo by Kim Walker. http://www.uniquetravelphoto.com/?p=2221

Horse farm in El Toyo region of Cajon del Maipo, Chile, South America. Cowboy, dog and horse in the mountains near Santiago, Chile. Photo by Kim Walker. http://www.uniquetravelphoto.com/?p=2221

At a Horse farm in El Toyo region of Cajon del Maipo, Chile, South America Victor prepares the horse to take Kim the photographer on her day tour into the andes on horseback. http://www.uniquetravelphoto.com/?p=2221

At a Horse farm in El Toyo region of Cajon del Maipo, Chile, South America Victor prepares the horse to take Kim the photographer on her day tour into the andes on horseback. http://www.uniquetravelphoto.com/?p=2221

Rigo with his son Victor, both arriero guides at horseridingchile.com, which is a mostly family business

Rigo with his son Victor, both arriero guides at horseridingchile.com, which is a mostly family business

Victor (el arriero) crosses El Sauce river on a day trip into the Chilean Andes mountains. Photos taken by Kim Walker. El Toyo region of Cajon del Maipo, Chile, South America. http://www.uniquetravelphoto.com/?p=2221

Victor (el arriero) crosses El Sauce river on a day trip into the Chilean Andes mountains. Photos taken by Kim Walker. El Toyo region of Cajon del Maipo, Chile, South America. http://www.uniquetravelphoto.com/?p=2221

An elderly arriero who spent most of his life in the Andes riding the estate and watching cattle and horses on the mountain. horseridingchile.com

An elderly arriero who spent most of his life in the Andes riding the estate and watching cattle and horses on the mountain. horseridingchile.com

Music is part of an arriero's life and hearing guitar and songs, often at night round a campfire in the mountains, is special. horseridingchile.com

Music is part of an arriero's life and hearing guitar and songs, often at night round a campfire in the mountains, is special. horseridingchile.com

Horseridingchile.com guides are family men, good with children. Rigo is making small adjustments before leading a small child over a river.

Horseridingchile.com guides are family men, good with children. Rigo is making small adjustments before leading a small child over a river.

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