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First Posted: July 14, 2009
Sep 26, 2010

Pantaneiro, Mimoseano, Poconeano, Criollo Horse Gaited Breed


Image Credit - Riding Brazil

Country of Origin: Brazil

The Pantaneiro originated in the Norther Mato Grosso, in Brazil.

Physical Description

Pantaneiro horses live well in swampy conditions. The breed is resistant to Equine Infectious Anemia. It has been reported that Equine resistance may be to the point of immune. They have long legs. There colors tend to be gray (45%), bay (17%), black and white (13%) and brown (10%). They are not a light breed. Although they have long legs they are not fast in gait, and although they are not a light breed, they do not pull well.

They are an endangered breed.

For More Information:

Comprehensive Article on the Pantaneiro Horse of Brazil
Genetic Diversity Within the Breed/An Abstract
Oklahoma State University - Breeds of Livestock


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