Mangalarga Marchador - Brazilian horse breed of Iberian and Lusitano stallions of Portugal descent, valued for their carriage, beauty, intelligence, disposition, and prized for two unique ambling gaits: the diagonal batida & the lateral picada. Baroque Horse Magazine.
Gaucho’s lasso by eyemage Brazilian Gaucho riding a wild Criollo horse to round lasso bulls. Gaucho is an equivalent of the North American “cowboy”. The national rodeo competition involves a paired team of horses and riders that approach a steer from both sides at a full run. The steer is sandwiched in between the two horses that lean onto the bovine, practically carrying it down a 60 m long delineated path beyond which the horses must not go during the defined trajectory. It is an amazing demonstration of control. March 5, 2014 at 8:04AM