The Baixadeiro is a small-sized horse breed indigenous to the marshy regions of Brazil. They are presently under conservation since most of them are near extinction.
|Physical Characteristics||Well-built body with strong hooves|
|Color||Chestnut, bay, black, gray and buckskin|
|Common Use||Agriculture, transport, festivals and ceremonies|
|Popular Traits||Hardy and robust in nature|
|Country of Origin||Brazil|
|Year of Development||Unknown|
Though very less information has been derived regarding this breed, it is said to thrive in Brazil’s Lower Maranhense region and is of an ancient origin. Though it bears a close resemblance with another Brazilian breed, the Pantaneiro horse, this one seems to be of a smaller stature. One of the main reasons of their undeveloped nature is that they thrive in wetlands most of the year.
Since their numbers are witnessing, a rapid decline breeding programs are being undertaken for retaining these old horses.