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Buttero of Maremma

Traditions and reenactments in the heart of Tuscany

The Buttero is a a set of traditions and culture of this beautiful area of Tuscany. The Buttero Of Maremma he is a shepherd on horseback who had the task of controlling the cattle in the wild in the vast spaces of the Maremma. At dawn every morning, the Buttero chose the number of horses required to control the herds are free in the green countryside; It was also simultaneously Jockey factor.

The profession was passed by descent to men, but the expert Drover also dealt with "teaching the craft" to the horse. Faithful companion, the animal was instructed to use all his strength and speed, which is essential in order to control grazing animals.

After centuries of refinement of specific techniques, experience, passion and hard work today, I'm no longer has the role of a time. Profession no longer practiced, but become the basis for a perfect riding equestrian tourism earnings; also there are many occasions to celebrate every year the exciting exploits of cowboy toscano; These include the summer shows at Puntone di Scarlino, a village in the province of Grosseto.

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