The Corillo breed has overcome a great deal of adversity and intense living conditions during its existence and the resulting animal is tough as nails and can cover astonishing distances.
Native to Argentina and its bloodlines come from Barb, Arabian and Andalusian stock. The horses that were shipped from Spain to explore South America were the hardy and solid, but not of the finest stock.
Often crossed with Thoroughbred for speed and size, the Argentine Criollo possesses an inherant endurance that is unmatched in the horse world
Average height 14 hands
Strong and hardworking
Robust and thick
Head is straight and usually has concave profile, although Barb influence can create a convex head
Short, strong back
Solid bone structure and sound feet
Thick mane and tail
Most colors except for pinto white pattern
Dun coloring favored because it is said to be the mark of a strong animal
Hardworking and agreeable
Tenacious, fearless and tireless
Independent yet once trust is gained they are very affectionate
Working cow horse