The Chilean Corralerio is a horse breed developed in Chile. The Spanish horses were brought to the Americas in 1541 by the Spanish conqueror Pedro de Valdivia. Later in 1557 new 42 horses of the caste of the Guzmanes and Valenzuelas, arrived and the crossbreed between the Spanish horses and two abovementioned bloodlines resulted with the beginning of the Chilean horse.
So we can conclude that the Chilean Corralero horse like many other American breeds, has originated from the Spanish stock that was brought in the 16th century. The pure Chilean breed appeared by the beginning of the 19th century and the Chilean Corralero by the end of the same century. However, they weren`t developed well until 1913 when breeders began with selective breeding.
The difference between the Chilean Corralero and the Criollo horse of Argentina is that the Chilean is slightly heavier in confirmation. The Chilean Corralero horse ranges height of 13.2 14.2 hands high and they can appear in almost every coat color. The overall appearance of the breed is very distinguished from other breeds. Their bodies are in great proportion for the works that are destined to do. But like all other Criollo horses, they are known for their hardiness
. The head of the Chilean Corralero horse is flat, medium in length and it has a straight or slightly convex profile. The eyes are expressive and with the nasal aperture are going behind the facial profile the ears are small, mobile and separated and the muzzle is fine and small. The neck is medium in length and wide at the base, the chest is broad and deep and the ribs are arched.
They have short and strong back rounded hindquarters lean, strong and well-muscled legs, but short and mane and tail being abundant, wavy and thick. Initially, the breed was used for agriculture purposes as a workhorse.
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