"with the arrieros after them"
Mexican arrieros depicted in a lithograph by Frédéric Lehnert (1836)
Public DomainMexican arrieros depicted in a lithograph by Frédéric Lehnert (1836) - Credit: Carl Nebel

Similar to a wrangler or a muleteer, arrieros work transporting merchandise or luggage with the help of pack animals.

The profession emerged in South and Central America during the 18th century and continues to the present time in areas where the absence of good roads prohibits the use of wheeled vehicles.