New Zealand, a country of a special attraction for its geography and its people. I had a rough idea of what NZ, through family and friends, but at this point of my age, never thought it would be so shocking. It is the country in which I want my dreams come true, like being able to raise my children and live doing what I love, surrounded by good people and horses. I hope that this can fulfill soon. Anyway this memory remained seared into me.
I came to New Zealand, for holidays and visit friends without my family, and for nearly two months, that seemed days, this country has continually surprises me. To know the people and how they live. I searched through “HELPX”, this provides lists of jobs in exchange for food and accommodation, but not only that, I founded the love and friendship that these people offers naturally.
Some of those people having said this about me…
I found this by chance on YouTube, searching for other things. Unfortunately I ran into this video and still do not fit in my head how people be so ignorant and malicious. Try to take out this video from the Internet but I could not, is a lack of respect to the horses and our traditions. I can not believe this has created by an ignorant and with the lack of authority and knowledge on the subject, presenting it as something Criollo or traditional. A real shame for our gauchos and those working in it as it should.
From my humble point of view, I try to keep this from happening, this gives me a big impotence.
The tasks start early
Saddling to start performing routine exercises
Based on terrain and the weather decides what kind of work should start
In Argentina the Gaucho, look with some intrigue and a smile, the differences which separate it from their culture and this sport, but always available to give a helping hand if needed
One of the most important points is that the Polo horse have to be docile and friendly, since it goes to create a bond with the player, which will be essential to this
There was some rain in recent days, but the ground is good enough to train the horse to make circles, change hands and mouth work
It is very important for a player, that during the match, the horse to move without awkwardness and can respond quickly, fundamental key to success
The horses are tired, but you feel the satisfaction that working with them was good
The day is running out, and still have to bathing and feed them
The sun fell, time to plan the activities for the next day
It is time to go home and rest, tomorrow I will work with the stick o mallet the horses which are more advanced