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Sacred Valley Highlights: Paso Horse Show

Witness a Paso Horse Show

The Peruvian Paso or Peruvian Horse is a breed of light pleasure saddle horse known for its smooth ride. Originally brought from Spain, the breed has maintained its desirable qualities through selective breeding and more recently through protection provided by the Peruvian government. Indeed, the Paso horse is now considered Cultural Heritage of Peru by the National Institute of Culture. The dainty Peruvian horse is distinguished by a natural, four-beat, lateral gait called the paso lleno. The lower portion of the horse’s front legs roll to the outside during walking or trotting in a motion similar to a swimmer’s arms during the breaststroke. A Paso Horse Show incorporates the traditional Peruvian Marinera dance, which is danced by a female dancer with a male Chalan mounted on a Peruvian Paso. A Chalan wears a traditional white outfit and is in charge of caring for and training the Paso Horse. Although the Paso Horse and its famous gait are typical of Peru’s northern regions from where it originated, it’s possible to witness this fantastic wealth of Peruvian culture in the Sacred Valley. It is also possible to experience the smooth elegant gait of the Peruvian horse yourself by exploring the Sacred Valley on horsebackSee more of our favorite experiences in Peru’s Sacred Valley…

Peruvian Paso Horse Show

Experience the height of Peru’s modern culture by attending a Paso Horse Show / Source

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