Wednesday, June 2, 2010

RDS Tapado - Outdoor Wednesday

I took these photos Monday, May 31, 2010 of RDS Tapado,
our Peruvian Paso Gelding.
Oakdale, California

A Little History.....
The Peruvian Paso or Peruvian Horse is a breed of light pleasure saddle horse known for its smooth ride. It is distinguished by a natural, four-beat, lateral gait called the paso llano.

Smooth-gaited horses, generally known as Palfreys, existed in the Middle Ages, and the Jennet in particular was noted for its ambling gaits. Peruvian Pasos trace their ancestry to the ambling Jennets; as well as to the Barb, which contributed strength and stamina; and to the Andalusian which added style,
conformation and action.

Horses arrived in South American during the Spanish Conquest, beginning the arrival of Pizarro in 1531. Foundation bloodstock came from Spain, Jamaica, Panama and other areas of Central America. Importations increased after 1542, when the Spanish created the Viceroyalty of New Castilla.
This later became the Viceroyalty of Peru, an important center of Spain's New World colonies in the eighteenth century. - - - courtesy of Wikipedia

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"Lucky indeed the man who mounts his back as if it were a throne.......
to know a Heaven without leaving the Earth....
and to share with him over the years, the dreams and pathways of life."
........Juan Llamas, speaking of the Spanish horse

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Hope you have a wonderful Wednesday!


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CailinMarie said...

Oh but he's handsome! That is interesting about the gait - I heard quite a bit about the pride of the Andalusian horses when I was a little kid in Spain.
Happy Outdoor Wednesday-

Nancy's Notes said...

Oh my, what beauty! Thanks for sharing such a great post with us and thanks for the history on Peruvian horses! I enjoyed it so much.


Miss Jean said...

That is a magnificent animal! So beautiful and elegant.

kate said...

oh so beautiful love horses of all kinds. hope the weather was as lovely. my daughter moved to la in decemeber much come out and visit

LDH said...

What a beautiful horse and the photos are fantastic! The background information is great too!

eileeninmd said...

What a beautiful horse. Wonderful photos and thanks for the information.