The general appearance of the Mangalarga Marchador is characterized by medium
structure, strong and well proportioned, with agility, vigor and soundness. The
breed is light with fine, smooth skin. This horse has an active, but docile
The legs are muscular on both the outside and the inside, strong, long and
straight, with short cannons. Short cannons are the major contributing factor for more stable movement and are required for sports like endurance and reining. We breed for bone measuring well over the 7 inch minimum.
The Marchador horse has strong tough hooves and do well
“barefoot” in many terrains.
Pictured is Irapuru da Joatinga, herd stallion at Haras Joatinga, Brazil.