The Butteri were very courageous people and with their horses they have faced more than anybody else the wild nature of the Maremma in Tuscany.
The working day of the buttero would start before the sunrise when he would choose his horse and saddle it.
His real job was then carried out in the big fields where the herd of beasts grazed. He would control, count, move the cattle and eventually go out in the Mediterranean maquis - the buttero had to know it very well - to find lost beasts.
Every day was not always easy, and in some periods of the year the job was still harder, these were the periods of the "figliature" (birth of animals), of the "spocciatura" (moving of cattle), the branding and the taming of wild colts.
Today the job of the few remaining butteri is totally different and one of their main task is to keep alive the traditions of the Maremma.