Del país- a common term in Spanish-speaking countries used to describe the national horse breed or type. In Spain, this referred to the Andalusian X Castellano cross. This was such a popular cross that eventually it wiped out the Castellano horse in Spain. In Chile, the term was used in reference to the trotting stock horse that would later be registered as the Chilean Horse.


Desparejo- this is the sorting corral.


Doñihue- this term means “eyebrow” in Mapuche and it was the area where Pedro de la Cuevas developed his Hacienda El Parral.


Domador- this term refers to “broncobuster”. More common term for the formal profession devoted to breaking and training that was known as “amansador”.


Doma Vaquera- a Spanish stock horse competition that is basically the Spanish version of reining. There are no set patterns, but the rider must incorporate specific required movements into his personal choreography and can also add other skills of personal choice. Only the walk, canter and run gaits are acceptable. Trotting is not permissible. Distinguishing features are: pirouettes instead of spins; repetitive transition from backing to a full run; counter canters; cantering half-pass; lead changes in the straight-a-ways before the turns and turning on the forequarters at a walk. Horses are ridden with only one hand on the reins. Stops are collected and abrupt, with the legs well under the body but less sliding than is seen in NRHA. Horses are shown in long-shanked bits, with a “mosquetero” hanging from the headstall down the center of the forehead to accentuate proper head movement. All horses must have a clipped forelock and a bob tail or a braided and folded tail that is equally short in appearance.