I was on a cruise around South America during January, February and March 2013. I went to Columbia, Panama, Ecuador, Peru, Chile, Argentina, Brazil and French Guiana. I went to haciendas, estancias, and ranchos where there were Hausas and Gauchos. Below are some agriculture photos from Argentina.
Horse Estancia near San Antonio de Aerco, Argentina—the gauchos trained their string of horses to stay with an old mare with a bell on her so they would recognize her and the bell sound. If two strings of horses were mixed, the gaucho could ride in and get the old mare, lead her out and the rest of his horses would follow her. This originated when there were no fences on the Pampas (flat grass land.)
From RealRancher Jonita Sommers – Pinedale, Wyo.
Editor’s Note: We will post more photos from Jonita’s trip in coming posts!