CUBA’S OTHER NA­TIVE BREEDS

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• The Cuban Pinto re­sulted from cross­ing Cuban Cri­ollo horses with Quar­ter Horses and Thor­ough­breds. The coat pat­tern may be to­biano or overo.

• The Cuban Trot­ter is a rid­ing horse that came from cross­ing Cuban Cri­ollo horses with Cana­dian horses im­ported dur­ing the Colo­nial era. They are pre­dom­i­nately solid black or bay and are known for their smooth trot.

• The Pat­i­bar­cino is a rid­ing horse that came from cross­ing Cuban Criol­los with An­dalu­sians and Barbs. Their col­or­ing is a dis­tinc­tive gray, called gateado, that can ap­pear in var­i­ous tones, in­clud­ing blue dun, slate dun and sil­ver dun.

Source: In­ter­na­tional En­cy­clo­pe­dia of Horse Breeds, by Bon­nie L. Hen­dricks

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