The Peruvian Paso Horse is undoubtedly, one of the most representative symbols of tradition in Peru. Considered one of the smoothest gaited horses in the world, the Peruvian Paso horse came to Peru with the Spanish conquistadors led by Francisco Pizarro, in 1532. These early specimens, descendants of Spanish Andalusia horse, were the parents of the first horse born on Peruvian soil. Since then, the Peruvian horse has overcome the most difficult geographic challenges, such as the sandy deserts of the coast, the whimsical land of valleys and ravines of the mountains and the impressive and icy heights of the highlands, through which the Peruvian horse acquires the steadfast endurance of its gait, brewing a vigorous race of animals, of great temperament and beauty, a horse designed for comfort and enjoyment of the rider, known as Peruvian Paso Horse.
Nowadays, you can enjoy a great variety of demonstrations of this beautiful gait at diverse haciendas in Lima and its surroundings; as well as experience its sleek and smooth ride in a riding expedition through the Sacred Valley on one of these wonderful horses. The Peruvian Paso Horse Festival takes place in Mamacona, at the foot of the pre-Inca Pachacamac oracle on the month of April, where it is demonstrated that, for riding pleasure, the ultimate is the Peruvian Paso Horse.