The rare breed for this fine Monday morning comes from beautiful Brazil. The BaixadeiroHorse is a small horse inhabiting the heavy marshlands of Brazil & is presently the recipient of a conservation program in an attempt to save them from extinction.
Trouble in Paradise
The Baixadeiro Horse of the Lower Maranhense is an extremely old breed that looks somewhat like the Pantaneiro Horse of the same area, but they are much smaller. This breed is dismally under-developed most likely because they inhabit lands that are virtually wetlands most of the year.
The Baixadeiro is a breed that is highly in danger of extinction, they take a high spot on our Dangerously Rare list.
Today formal breeding programs have been set up to continue the bloodlines of these animals. They have been used in the area for centuries & their lineage is an important part of local history.
Be sure to check out our own Baixadeiro page – we couldn’t find any official sites for the breed.
As of now we have very few images of the Baixadeiro for our informative page on them. If you have images (or information about the breed) you’d be interested in sharing, please get in touch today.