Freedom.  Courage.  Strength.  Pride.  The horseman of Argentina’s countryside inspire such thoughts and feelings.  They are a national symbol of Argentina and have earned their reputations.  They are well known for their horsemanship, their skill in using lassos and knives, their resourcefulness and for being noble and brave.  Using knowledge that has been passed down to them from generation to generation gauchos tame horses with ease and watching them ride is a thing of great beauty, they truly are at one with their horse.  The Gauchos of Corrientes are considered to be the best.  Estancias all over Argentina look for gauchos from Corrientes because they are thought to be the toughest, bravest, most skilled and honorable men.  In Corrientes Province and at Estancia Don Joaquin the gaucho culture and way of life is alive and strong.  Accompanying us on all our horseback rides they will happily take some time to teach you how to use a lasso, herd cattle, share some mate and tell stories.