PERUVIAN PASO HORSE

PERUVIAN PASO HORSE

For our horseback riding tours and equestrian trails in the city of Cusco, Sacsayhuaman, the Sacred Valley, Maras and Moray, we offer these noble animals, considered as the best saddle horse in the world.

What is The Peruvian Paso Horse?

The Peruvian Paso horse is a horse breed native of Peru, descended from horses introduced during the Conquest and early colonial times. This breed is protected under Peruvian law and has been declared Peruvian breed. By the National Institute of Culture

The Peruvian Paso horse is characterized by a lateral gait or “flat step” that is his characteristic. It is typical from the north regions of   Peru, where it was originated, however the Peruvian Paso Horse, get adapted successfully to the Andes of Peru, where it is prized. And it is used for general sightseeing tours in the Sacred Valley of the Incas and the surrounding areas of the city of Cusco. Like Sacsayhuaman, Temple of the Moon, And Maras Moray.

What is the Most Important Feature?

The way of walking or “Peruvian Paso” is the important caracteristic about the Peruvian Paso Horse, unlike other breeds of horses in the world, is his walk, trot or intermediate speed . The trot is laterally and is called “flat step” in its most typical rhythm; but may have different velocities, which may in turn be executed by the same specimen.

This makes to the ride especially nice. Softness is one of the fundamental virtues and more appreciated in this horse breed.

It has an innate harmonic displacement. The Peruvian Paso horse has the characteristic most predominant harmonic movements in the arms than in the legs.

The march differs markedly from the lateral movements of other breeds. That is why it is one smooth movement horse, very comfortable to ride.

CRIOLLO HORSE

Criollo Horse:

“Criollo horse” is called a horse breed that is distributed throughout South America , Central America and North America . In the countries of the continent has been developing in different ways and especially in Peru. The “Criollo horse” is the feature breed of the Andes of Peru and each year there are more people who owns them, use them for hard farm work, or enjoy their leisure time.

Features:

The “Criollo horse” is considered a hard resistance horse, famous for the marches of resistance that are held in Argentina and Uruguay, is a horse for work in any field, is used as a riding horse, of pleasure, is a very versatile horse. A great companion to our crossings.

His character is friendly and always ready to listen his rider, sometimes is quite territorial because remember “this breed grows up in nature”. He is Pretty energetic and friendly with humans, specially with kids.

Origins:

The “Criollo Horse” is descended from Iberian horse brought by the Spaniards to America. A genetic compound derived from the Berber horse from North Africa, Horses from the  Guadalquivir valley in Andalusia and others who were grouped in the “working horses”.  Back in south America, some of them escaped the plantations and religious missions or were stolen by the natives. In the field formed large troops and exposed to a wild environment, natural selection and inbreeding, set their own genetic characteristics. It should be noted that these genetic lines are totally or virtually extinct in Spain and Portugal today.

Only the strongest will to survive and reproduce, learning to defend against hazards such as mountain lions (Pumas) and other predators also enduring extreme climates.

The incredibly adaptable to the “invader monster, “Aboriginal peoples learned to adapt to their way of life and achieved a symbiotic relationship with the Criollo horse, so much so that at present continues to expand the study of the “Indian dressage”.