In Uruguay the horse is very common. Do to the ranch style life they live they ride horses every day. Most of Uruguay is plains and hills and only the coast is heavily populated. Uruguayans out in the country sometime use horses for transportation. Almost every person living Uruguay owns at least one horse. Often people will tie them up on the side of the road and have them graze there. Often when you drive down a dirt road you see a brown fence with some horses tied up to the fence posts. Horses are very important in Uruguay, in fact many people live cowboy still, like people would have lived in the west in the early 1900’s. They do a lot of herding with horses in Uruguay.