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How to Break a Horse [by Martin Tatta, Gaucho Argentino]

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Guillermo González Guereño

Guillermo González Guereño

Journalist and Tour Guide, resident of San Antonio de Areco for more than 20 years.

Martin Tatta the Gaucho Horse Breaking

He is not a magician, but for sure he is a gaucho horse breaker, Martin Tatta was born in San Antonio de Areco, a small city in northern Buenos Aires Province, Argentina.

Since he has memory always had a special contact with horses, a special way to treat them, for the past 11 years he has been showcasing his unique bond with horses through performances to tourists from around the world who wants to know the Argentinian culture and they should definitely come here to see it.

 

martin tatta horse breaker
Foto: Somos Arraigo

 

When Martin was very young he used to ride a horse with his father, but he received his first equine when he was 6 years old, he named him “Bandera”, and do you know why?, well it was because Martin used to tied his horse on the flagpole, Bandera was a “Picaso”, with a “white tie” on his face and legs.

This awesome Argentinian guy started and learned everything on his own; we could say that his father did not like to do “tricks” with the horse, “It is something that comes natural to me,” he said. “Nobody taught me, it just came out.

 

gauchos horse
Foto: Somos Arraigo

 

Breaking a horse is not an easy job

Can you tame a wild horse? A wild horse can be tamed and domesticated with careful training but Martin calls it Indian breaking in, it takes a lot of time and dedication with the horse.

He communicated in a unique and special way with the horse, his father thought it would be a wayward horse that he would not do what he was told, anyways Martin kept doing what he did until today and for this great gift, he was able to travel to many places around to world to show it.

 

gaucho horse breaking in San Antonio de Areco
Foto: Martin tatta by Somos Arraigo

 

When he was young, he started to train some horses, he was an actual horse tamer, originally it was a sport for him and many people there.

Breaking a horse was a process where a wild horse becomes an exemplary one to be useful, but when he discovered his skills, Martin stopped doing it and started to training a horse to be ridden through its qualities.

How to deal with a horse

Communicating with the horse, stroking it and trying to make the horse relax, he just was a gaucho breaking a horse, Martin always tries to have a connection between the horse and him, a connection with no force, screams or whips.

Nevertheless, Martín does not describe himself as a horse tamer, he thinks he is a gaucho who makes a show, with his own style; he thinks the horse is everything.

 

gaucho horse whisperer
Foto: by Somos Arraigo

 

For this reason Martin Tatta is a great gaucho horse breaking who has gone far showing his talent with passion, the connection between him and the equine is magical.

There are many horse tamers, horse whisperers, gauchos, and just people, who love horses, but this guy is very popular for his lifestyle, passion, and his incredible way to treat equines, also his history, how he started loving the equines while he was just a small kid.

It is very impressive how Martin relaxes, trusts, brings the horse to ground, and lays down on top of the horse and rubs his head against its neck.

 

the horse of the gaucho
Foto: Martin by Somos arraigo

 

Martin thinks that anyone can do what he does, “all it takes is some patience and love” and in his interview he describes the horse as if it were “everything” for him, so we can figure out that he can’t even think about a life without a horse.

Source: odditycentral.com
Self-Taught Horse Whisperer Shares a Magical Bond with the Majestic Creatures

Source: foxnews.com
Meet Martin Tatta, Argentina’s Horse Whisperer

Source: Somos Arraigo (some of the photos here)
Martin Tatta

Source: msn.com
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