Today’s Horse Facts: the Mangalarga Marchador

Mangalarga Marchador

Have you ever heard of the Mangalarga Marchador? I certainly haven’t! The Mangalarga Marchador horses are known for having a smooth stable walk, canter and gallop as well as two natural ambling gaits. They are valued for their endurance, versatility as stock horses, trail and pleasure riding animals as well as their ability to be trained in dressage or jumping. Let’s see how you do in today’s T/F quiz:

  1. The Mangalarga Marchador stands between 14.2 and 16 hands high.
  2. The weight of a Mangalarga Marchador horse is between 950 and 1500 pounds.
  3. Gray is the prominent color of a Mangalarga Marchador.
  4. The U.S. has fewer than 200 Mangalarga Marchador horses.
  5. The Mangalarga Marchador is the national horse of Argentina.
  6. Mangalarga Breeders Association was created in 1934.
  7. The Mangalarga has an active and docile temperament.
  8. This breed holds the Guinness Book of World Records Endurance Ride of 8,694 miles in 1994.
  9. The Mangalarga Marchador is considered a rare breed.
  10. The Mangalarga Marchador is a very demanding feeder.

Mangalarga Marchador 3

Let me know if you got at least eight of these questions correct. If so, then you are a Mangalarga Machador horse expert! Here are the answers:

  1. T
  2. F    The weight of a Mangalarga Marchador horse is between 850 and 1100 pounds.
  3. T
  4. T
  5. F   The Mangalarga Marchador is the national horse of Brazil.
  6. T
  7. T
  8. T
  9. T
  10.  F    The Mangalarga Marchador is not a demanding feeder.

Well, do you know your horse facts about Mangalarga Marchador horses? If you want to learn more, look up these other websites for you to check up on additional facts about the beautiful and interesting Mangalarga Marchador horse breed:

(All information in this blog is referenced from the above websites)

Happy riding!


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