It’s a reality that people are more and more disconnected from nature, and too often from their very selves.
When you step into life in the untouched wilderness, embracing all that it means to survive off the land; from using your knife, gathering your own food, working in synchronicity with your trusted dogs and horses to secure your life, sleeping where you find shelter, only then can a true shift can really take place. Experiencing life in such a primal and ancient way can provide healing from the disconnect, both from the land and from your own self.
Being out there with your animals as companions, no longer frustrated pets, having them working with you in order to survive and ultimately merge with the immense beauty of raw nature is a true call to me. My purpose in creating these riding experiences is to share this with those who are ready for something unique and primitive.
Hunting for us is not about the kill, it’s about survival necessity, connecting to the place we live in, understanding its nature, it’s people and culture.
The “Montéria” is a big game hunting style whose origins are lost in time. Hunting dogs are the essential players in the montéria. According to the territory in which montéria is practiced, there are substantially differing styles, including differences in the kinds of dog breeds used and the dogs’ training and approach to the hunt itself.
In Argentina we have the “Montéria Criolla” which in its true essence has to be done with a pack of dogs, knives only and usually by horseback. Gunpowder weapons are not allowed, and that’s how we like it!
In modern days Argentina is one of the very few places on earth where you can still experience the montéria in its genuine, rough essence. Argentina’s stark landscapes, massive and ferocious wild boars and other indigenous species of wild game naturally blend with the local horse culture.
The tough, reliable Dogo Argentino and the Criollo Argentino are the natural outcome of such an intense environment.