WELCOME -OUR PURPOSE - Northern Lights Peruvian Horse Club was created to assist its members in the enjoyment,education, and promotion of the Peruvian Horsein Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Missouri, Upper Michigan and Wisconsin.
The club is a gathering place for owners, breeders, and admirers of the Peruvian Horse. We are dedicated to discussion`s, sharing, learning, and improvement of the Peruvian Horse. Although this club is for Peruvian Horse enthusiasts, everyone is welcome to join and share in experiencing the Peruvian Horse.
THE PERUVIAN HORSE The trademark of the Peruvian Horse is a special, inherited, completely natural, four beat lateral gait, called PASO LLANO, it is a type of broken pace which makes the Peruvian Horse the smoothest riding horse in the world. A unique. spectacular and beautiful natural action of the front legs that is highly desired and universal in the Peruvian breed is called TERMINO . Put simply termino is similar to the arm motions of a swimmer in which the foreleg rolls forward and toward the outside before stepping down, which also allows the hind foot to advance sooner and farther than would be otherwise possible. The gait can be as slow as a walk or as fast as a extended trot or slow canter and it is completely natural. The gait is NOT induced or aided in any way by artificial training or devices. Naturalness of the Peruvian Horse is placed to the forefront with such emphasis that competitions in Peru and the United States require the Peruvian Horse be shown without shoes and a short, natural hoof.