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Feature - Patagonia's Veteran Gauchos
Cristina de Middel
It takes maturity and skill to roam the vast fields of Patagonia as a traditional horseman, which is why older Gauchos like Horaldo Soto, 51, here on his horse, El Engaño, earn the utmost respect. The short wool poncho, sheep skin and hat are some of the distinctive elements of the role, but what sets great Gauchos apart are essential character traits that come naturally with age, namely the experience to get a job done and the know-how to do it with grace.
Seen as a rejection of European modernization, the Gauchos of South America are not unlike American cowboys in representing romantic ideals...

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CHILE. 2019. The link to nature for the inhabitants of Valle...
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CHILE. 2019. An early morning view of one of the barns that compose...
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CHILE. 2019. An early morning view of the farm with Arturo´s...
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CHILE. 2019. Arturo has close to 30 sheep that he keeps near...
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CHILE. 2019. Horaldo walks the fields around his farm to pay...
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CHILE. 2019. An outside view of Arturo and Horaldo´s house with...
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CHILE. 2019. Details of pictures and cut-outs from calendars...
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CHILE. 2019. Arturo bakes bread twice a week with the flour they...
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CHILE. 2019. Horaldo and Arturo share a small farm house surrounded...
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CHILE. 2019. Horaldo leads the chosen lamb to a corner to keep...
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CHILE. 2019. During the summer the apple trees produce way more...
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CHILE. 2019. Every morning Arturo releases close to 30 sheep...
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CHILE. 2019. To get to Segundo´s house, Horaldo has to cross...
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CHILE. 2019. Horaldo needs to keep his fields clean so the animals...
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CHILE. 2019. Detail of the fresh running water that comes directly...
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CHILE. 2019. Detail of the light hitting the “asado” smoke in...
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CHILE. 2019. Arturo is the one in charge of keeping the house....
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CHILE. 2019. Detail of one of the houses in the Soto brother´s...
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CHILE. 2019. Detail of the chicken in the Soto Brother's farm....
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CHILE. 2019. Arturo has a very warm relationship with his animals....
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CHILE. 2019. When the days end Arturo attracts his sheep back...
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CHILE. 2019. Detail of the sheep fur with musk and small branches....
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CHILE. 2019. Horaldo and his neighbour Segundo selected a full...
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CHILE. 2019. Segundo was also born and raised in the valley....
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CHILE. 2019. Horaldo discusses with his neighbour and partner,...
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CHILE. 2019. Ernesto Soto is 54 years old. He was born and raised...
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CHILE. 2019. Horaldo Soto is 51 years old. He was born and raisedin...
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CHILE. 2019. There is a small boarding school in the valley where...
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CHILE. 2019. There is a small boarding school in the valley where...
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CHILE. 2019. Marcelo provides the medical assitance in the Valley....
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CHILE. 2019. Horaldo is a very respected member of the Valley...
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CHILE. 2019. Horaldo waits in the early morning mist for Ernesto...
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CHILE. 2019. Ernesto arrives with the cart and the oxes. It is...
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CHILE. 2019. Ernesto and Horaldo finally arrive at the small...
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CHILE. 2019. Horaldo poses with the full Gaucho outfit and his...
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CHILE. 2019. Spurs are used to encourage the horse but when labour...
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CHILE. 2019. 5 years ago Horaldo decided to buy a quad. His life...
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