Today's gaucho still lives much of his life on his horse, and his way of life and culture reflect this symbiotic relationship. While most gauchos now live more settled lives and in many cases use as much modern technology as horsemanship on the job, many of his traditions remain intact, and their skill with a horse has not diminished in the least. A gaucho's exploits on horseback literally must be seen to be believed: horse and rider act as one seamless and graceful being, and the gaucho's roping and riding skills are considered the best anywhere in the world. The numbers of gauchos have declined over the last several decades, yet they are still found throughout the length and breadth of Argentina and continue to play a vital role in its cultural and economic life, and are even seen as the symbol of the nation. Nowadays the northern and eastern Pampas hold the largest concentration of gauchos.
From ESTANCIA SANTA SUSANA, LOS CARDALES, ARGENTINA