Corriente cattle are a breed of cattle descended from Spanish animals brought to the Americas in the late 15th century. They are primarily used today as sport cattle for rodeo events such as team roping and bulldogging. Some breeders raise them for their meat which is significantly leaner than the meat from most modern beef cattle. Corrientes are fairly small cattle with cows averaging well under 1 000 pounds (450 kg). They are lean athletic and have long upcurving horns.