The Brazilian Crioulo

Global Horse Culture Archive on January 22, 2008, 23:32


The Crioulo is the Brazilian version of the Quarter Horse, similar to the related Criollo (Argentina, Chile), descended from Spanish stock. "Crioulo" or "Criollo" (Spanish) refers to something of mixed ancestry, although the Crioulo horse is now a fixed breed with specific standards. They are specialists in working cattle, and shown in the equivalent Brazilian versions of reining and working cowhorse competitions. They are stocky and agile creatures, and come in a variety of colors  - this video includes some very pretty duns and roans. This video is a promo for a new


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