The Peruvian Horse
A Unique Horse
The Peruvian Horse is one of the world's last remaining naturally gaited horses, and is appreciated and in demand by horse enthusiasts around the world for several reasons.
The Peruvian Horse of today combines qualities, which could be called contradictory. He is spirited, yet easy to handle and smooth and relaxed in motion. There is something for everyone in this elegant animal: smooth riding comfort, high energy, strength and stamina, intelligence and a tractable disposition, animated, flashy presence, and 100% natural action, which set the Peruvian apart from other breeds.
All Peruvian Horse aficionados worldwide share the pride of owning this horse of great beauty and rarity.
The Peruvian Horse transmits its unique smooth gait to its purebred foals. No artificial devices or special training aids are necessary to enable the horse to perform its specialty – a natural four-beat footfall of medium speed that provides a ride of incomparable smoothness and harmony of movement, along with the utmost ground covering ability within one sequence of footfalls.
This signature gait is called "paso llano" and it is 100% unique to the Peruvian Horse. The Peruvian Horse's paso llano gait a rare example in the modern horse world of a natural, medium speed four beat lateral way of going with excellent advance.
A Breed Apart
The Peruvian Horse is the world’s greatest riding horse. Smooth to ride, beautiful to behold, and incredible brio (spirit, in combination with the willingness to work with the rider) – all traits that enable it to serve its rider in style. The Peruvian is more than a show horse. He was bred and raised to work hard and provide smooth reliable transportation over long distances. Peruvian Horses excel in many aspects of pleasure riding: CTR (Competitive Trail Riding), team penning, sidesaddle, drill teams and musical exercise.