The Argentinean Ranch Horse originated during the mid 16th century when animals who escaped from Buenos Aries bred with local Argentinean stock.
The breed encompasses a variety bloodlines and Iberian-French, Dutch, Spanish & Portuguese animals have all had influence over the breed. Later, even Percheron blood was added, making them a popular choice for the gouchos.
A compact, medium sized horse Movement can be somewhat choppy
Head is medium sized and wedge shaped Body is massive with a long back Legs are short and muscular Hooves are hard & strong
Easy to care for Loyal and true Strong and intelligent
Ranch work Agriculture work Pleasure horse
Argentine Polo Pony
Although the Argentine Polo Ponies are not considered a breed, Argentina is recognized the world over for their fine polo horses, a cross between Thoroughbredand Criollo blood.
These animals are bred to be quick, strong, agile and to handle the rigorous life of a polo horse with ease. Combining the speed and grace of the Thoroughbred with the tireless work ethic of the Criollo creates an animal who looks forward to and thrives on hard work.
Breeding is controlled closely by Argentine breeders and only proven horses are bred to retain their good qualities. These animals are bred to retain their type rather than to preserve pure bloodlines.
The Association of Poly Pony Breeders was founded in 1984 in an attempt to preserve bloodlines.
Average height 14.2 – 15 hands Fast and able to turn sharply Athletic and bold
Long neck Short, strong back Deep girth Strong, muscular hindquarters Legs are short with strong bones and joints
The Corillo breed has overcome a great deal of adversity and intense living conditions during its existence and the resulting animal is tough as nails and can cover astonishing distances.
Native to Argentina and its bloodlines come from Barb, Arabian and Andalusian stock. The horses that were shipped from Spain to explore South America were the hardy and solid, but not of the finest stock.
Often crossed with Thoroughbred for speed and size, the Argentine Criollo possesses an inherant endurance that is unmatched in the horse world
Average height 14 hands Strong and hardworking Incredible endurance Robust and thick
Head is straight and usually has concave profile, although Barb influence can create a convex head Short, strong back Solid bone structure and sound feet Thick mane and tail
Most colors except for pinto white pattern Dun coloring favored because it is said to be the mark of a strong animal
Hardworking and agreeable Tenacious, fearless and tireless Independent yet once trust is gained they are very affectionate
Working cow horse Endurance racing Pleasure riding Rodeo horse
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The Argentine Anglo was developed through a need for a sport horse, lighter than the Criollo for sport in the country.
Their breeding began about 50 years ago and they were created by crossing Argentine Criollo mares with English Thoroughbred stallions and are only bred in Argentina.
The resulting animal is a great sport horse with a special fitness for polo and are known worldwide as exceptional polo ponies.
Average height 14.7 – 15.7 hands Tend to be large and Thoroughbred in apperance
An expressive, mid-sized head Long neck Sloping shoulders Back is long and elastic with a long muscular croup Legs are solid with good bones & joints Hooves are small and hard