The Chilean Corralero or Chilean Criollo (Spanish: Caballo de Pura Raza Chilena) is the Chilean national breed of Criollo horse. Like all Criollo horses, it descends from horses brought to the Americas from Spain by the Conquistadors.:508It is strongly associated with the huaso or Chilean stock herder, and is much used for working cattle and in Chilean rodeo; it is valued for its cattle sense.:456In 2012 it was estimated that there were between 75,000 and 85,000 Corralero horses in Chile, with some 40,000 breeding mares and 3,000 stallions.
Also known as
This breed is also called Caballo Chileno, Caballo De Pura Raza Chilena, Chilean Corralero, Chilean Criollo, Chilean Warmblood, Chilenischer Corralero as well as Chileno.
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