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“Pic of the Week”. April 25, 2014: Gauchos at the roundup

2014 17a April 25d Gauchos at roundup, Torres Del Paine

In scenes reminiscent of the Old West, these gauchos are rounding up the herds of horses at Torres del Paine National park in Chile.

Trail riding is popular in Chile, and the hotel where we were staying had a large stable of horses for hire.  In the evening the horses were turned into a large pasture to graze and in the morning they were rounded up and brought back to the stable.

While young, these gauchos were very skilled and the horses respected and listened to their commands.  It was fun to watch them work!

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