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Also Known By: Nordestino, Crioulo Brasileiro, Curraleiro, Sertanejo


The Northeastern is a light horse breed developed in northeastern Brazil beginning in the 16th century from Portuguese stock.  The coloration of the horse is 40% dark bay, 25% gray, 15% isabella or light bay and 15% sorrel.



Mason, I.L. 1996. A World Dictionary of Livestock Breeds, Types and Varieties. Fourth Edition. C.A.B International. 273 pp.

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