This intelligent horse is primarily a cattle horse in Argentina. Descended from the Barb and Andalusian horses of the 16th century Conquistadores, generations of exposure on the pampas have made it one of the hardiest horses.
Crossed with the thoroughbred, it produces an outstanding type for polo.
Colour: usually dun with dorsal stripes, sometimes bay, chestnut and black.
Height: between 14 and 15hh.
Conformation: broad head, muscular neck and shoulders, deep body, strong legs and small feet.
Character: willing, great endurance.
Uses: stock work, riding.