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The Third Facet - Hacienda

Peruvian Pasos


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Postcard of a Peruvian Paso Show

Postcard of a Peruvian Paso Show

From here we drove a VERY short distance to the Third Stop- a farm where they bred Peruvian Paso horses.
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Part of hacienda and mountain

4326610-Windmill_Trujillo.jpgOutside wall of the farm and windmill

Outside wall of the farm and windmill

4326611-Glass_on_the_wall_Trujillo.jpgSection of wall, Pool and chicken pens

Section of wall, Pool and chicken pens

Peruvian Paso farm

Peruvian Paso farm


We went to the farm and walked by the horse pens
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Peruvian Pasos


4327374-foal_in_a_pen_Trujillo.jpgPeruvian Paso foals

Peruvian Paso foals


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A horse tacked up and a close-up of the Bridle

4326604-Riders_of_the_Peruvian_Pasos_Trujillo.jpgCorals with riders getting ready

Corals with riders getting ready


The dress for the Peruvian Paso show ring is like what we saw here in Trujillo - a little different from what we think of as show ring attire. Riders wear white jeans, a white shirt and a Peruvian hat. Some classes require a "poncho", worn over the "whites". I saw the Peruvian hats for sale at some stalls. They were hats with a flat wide brim. Sometimes they were made of leather.
4327445-Rider_Salaverry.jpgPeruvian Paso riders dressed for show

Peruvian Paso riders dressed for show

I picked this tour because I wanted to visit a Paso farm. The horses were my main interest in the tour, because our daughter is a Paso Fino horse trainer and judge.

313228974327375-Visit_to_a_P..m_Trujillo.jpgPeruvian Pasos on the left and Our daughter riding at a Paso Fino show on the right

Peruvian Pasos on the left and Our daughter riding at a Paso Fino show on the right


Peruvian paso horses are bred around Trujillo The Peruvian Pasos are also gaited horses (they don't trot-they do a very fast running walk), but they are a little bigger than the Paso Finos and their front feet paddle or wing more than the Paso Fino horses do. In September, they hold a Peruvian Paso Horse Contest in Trujillo.
Trophies

Trophies


This contest is organized in Trujillo by the National Association of Peruvian Paso Horse Breeders and Owners. According to them, The Spanish horse, crossed with the Arab horse and raised in the coastal desert of Peru, which shaped its pace and style, gave rise to the Peruvian Paso Horse. For 300 years, the blood of this new breed has been enhanced, until it developed the characteristics which have made it the most beautiful of its kind in the world. At one point in the history of Peru, the horse farms were disbanded and most of the horses went to other countries. But they are rebuilding the breed now and they have a restriction on exporting breeding stock

Although we did not have lunch on the tour, they did give us pisco sours to drink. A Pisco Sour is a cocktail containing Pisco (a regional brandy), lime juice, egg whites, simple syrup, and regional bitters. I tasted mine, but since I don't drink, I did not drink very much of mine.
Pisco Sour

Pisco Sour


They also gave us juice and nibbles - little tiny meat pies, little pastries and some fruit and cheese concoction (very good) to spread on little pieces of toast.
Serving the food

Serving the food

little meat pie

little meat pie


Some of the things might have been:

"Cecina": They are small very thin slices of meat that have been salted and dried in the sun. They are fried in abundant oil and it is served with yucca, hot pepper and onion.

Due to its proximity to the sea, they have marine platters, such as the Cebiche (fish marinated and cooked with lemon), "Corvina a lo Macho" (fish with a delicious sauce), "Picante de Mariscos" (spicy stew prepared with seafood), and many other plates.
Fruit and cheese to put on crackers

Fruit and cheese to put on crackers


A traditional dessert of the area is the "king kong". A great pastry filled with manjarblanco (sweet prepared with milk) and fruit sweet, and "machacado" (sweet prepared with boiled fruit).
Cookies

Cookies


Then three men in white trousers and shirts and capes and hats rode the horses around demonstrating the gaits
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I was trying to take a photo of how these horses paddle or wing out their front feet when they gait.
Back of the horse

Back of the horse


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collage of Peruvian Pasos showing how the front legs wing out to the side instead of tracking straight

collage of Peruvian Pasos showing how the front legs wing out to the side instead of tracking straight


4327446-Peruvian_Paso_Farm_Salaverry.jpgPeruvian Pasos from the front

Peruvian Pasos from the front

4327444-Demonstation_ride_Salaverry.jpgPeruvian Pasos

Peruvian Pasos


and then we had a chance to ride them if we wanted to. I didn't but some of the folks wanted to try
Want to try

Want to try


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We were here for a little over an hour before we climbed back on the bus to return to Salaverry to reboard the ship
Our police escort says it's time to leave

Our police escort says it's time to leave


4331038-Strange_road_Salaverry.jpgRoad back to  Salaverry

Road back to Salaverry


Transporting a Salaverry boat by car

Transporting a Salaverry boat by car

Oil tank at the base of the lighthouse

Oil tank at the base of the lighthouse

When we got back, I was completely worn out, so Bob took my cane back to the cabin and I went directly to trivia, which we did not win (again) but we were second. We had to name the state that had towns named Peru, Poland, China, Madrid and Mexico, and I correctly said that the state was Maine, I knew the country that Sky Lab hit was Australia, everyone knew that it was Mt. St. Helens that had been dormant for 123 years before 1980, and others on the team knew that the soft drink that got its name from a card game was 7UP. But we missed naming the sport that postpones the largest percentage of races (America's Cup)
A Horse Laugh (photo at the farm)

A Horse Laugh (photo at the farm)

Posted by greatgrandmaR 19:04 Archived in Peru Tagged horses

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What an interesting if tiring day you had. I like Peruvian food (especially their [i]ceviches[i/]) and enjoyed the pisco sours while there, but when we went to Chile and had [b]their[b/] version of pisco sour I found I liked it much more - they don't include the egg white and sometimes add extra ingredients such as a touch of chilli, or make them with different juices such as passion fruit :)

by ToonSarah

Aagh, not sure why the formatting didn't work! Sorry about the messy comment, but I can't edit it

by ToonSarah

I know what you meant it to look like. :) I don't drink any alcohol at all (for personal reasons and not because I disapprove of alcohol) so my palate is not refined, but I didn't care for the taste of the pisco sour that I had.

by greatgrandmaR

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