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Peruvian Paso

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Synonym(s): Stepping horse

Podcast: Peruvian Paso

Specification

Category
  • Warmblood.

  • Picture
  • Peruvian Paso .

  • General information
  • The most popular of the Peruvian breeds.
  • Noted for it's natural, unique, lateral four-beat stride.
  • Excellent temperament.
  • Energetic.

  • Ancestry
  • Andalucian.
  • Barb.
  • Spanish Jennet.

  • Principal uses
  • Riding.
  • Stockwork.
  • Long-distance.

  • Standard
  • Registered.

Biologic Data

Normal
Height
  • 14-15 hh (1.42-1.52 m).

  • Colors
  • All colors occur.

  • Physique
  • Neck:
  • Short.
  • Upright.
  • Well-muscled.
  • Head held high.
  • Deep, broad chest and body - muscle structure of the chest is notable.
  • Fine, strong legs.
  • Full mane and tail.

  • Disease Predisposition

Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

Other sources of information

  • Hendricks B L (1995) International Encyclopedia of Horse Breeds. University of Oklahoma Press. ISBN 8-8061-2753-8.
  • Ball C (1994) Horse and Pony Breeds. Quintet Publishing Ltd. ISBN 1-85076-500-6.