The Mangalarga Marchador is Brazil’s National Horse, first developed in the 1740’s from ancient Iberian stock crossed with Barb and Jennet horses.
The Marchador is a beautiful horse of classic Spanish conformation and charm. The gait is remarkable fast and smooth, a gait in which the horse moves its feet alternately laterally and diagonally with moments in which triple support can be verified.
Averaging 15 hands, almost every color is found in the breed, although grey is the most common.
Mangalarga Marchador horses are outstanding in work with cattle, in sports, in functional trials or in cross-country. The breed is extremely docile and is often ridden by children.
The horse has been exported to North America, Italy, Spain, Germany and other Latin American countries.
For more information on the breed, visit the association website