A small, agile horse that was gaited for long-distance travel. It is a very
old type that remained popular in Europe for centuries. Though many were raised in northwestern Spain, gaited horses of this type were bred
across Europe. Various names for the type arose, depending on where they were bred, including Spanish Jennetor Palfrey. Many were brought to the Americas by the Spanish for use in exploration and their plans for conquest. For examples, see the Paso Fino, Peruvian Paso, Mangalarga Marchador and other gaited breeds that are largely of Spanish origin.
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Sheila Archer - copyright 2008 - No portion of this text may be reproduced without the author's permission