Saturday, October 15, 2011

Working horse, without a rider

Today I will begin a series on a typical Costa Rican ranch near Tamarindo. As we arrive, we find this horse tied to a a fence post out front. This is a working ranch horse, not a horse for trail rides for tourists.

A horse tied to a fence post without a rider should be a clue to what the cowboy was doing, which I will show during the next couple of days.

Judging from the comments that readers left regarding the village woman that I showed a few days ago, it seems that people are interested in seeing more of the everyday, rural life of Costa Ricans. This series that I am starting today will give a close view of the ranch, house, livestock and the way of life of a rural ranching family who opened their ranch and home to Julie and me. We took advantage of the opportunity

We are showing photos of the village of Cernobbi on the shores of Lake Como, Italy, this week on our Viva la Voyage travel photo site.

6 comments:

Lowell said...

This does look like a working horse, laden down as it is with a variety of items relating to ranch work...I'd guess the rider is off relieving himself somewhere...

Kate said...

The horse and rider looks like they mean business with all the paraphernalia on the animals back. I wonder if ranching is difficult there and what kind of equipment the ranchers have at their disposal?

PerthDailyPhoto said...

My first thought was the same as Lowell's, but then I thought maybe he might be repairing the fences, will look forward to finding out which is right Dave.

Jarart said...

This makes a very pretty picture. I wonder why they tie the tail like that. The horse can't combat the flies that way.

Sharon said...

There is quite a collection of items tied to the saddle. I wonder what they are all for.

Nathalie said...

He looks like a mule rather than a horse but I'm no specialist. We don't see working horses in Europe any more; this photo shows how different life is in many other parts of the world.

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