Peruvian Paso

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The Peruvian Paso has only during the past ten or twelve years become well known in the United States. In Peru, they have been much cherished and selectively bred for centuries to achieve and protect the characteristics of the breed. The ancestors of the present day Peruvian horse came from Spain and were of Andalusian, Friesian, Barb and Spanish Jennet blood. The selective breeding achieved a gaited horse with a smooth side to side, rocking ride, a willing and a gentle disposition, that could travel many miles day after day.