About Italian TPR Agricultural Horses
Agricultural Horses are draught horses, characterized by a heavy frame and
great development of the muscles and the skeleton, are differentiated into slow
heavy draught horses, represented by the Belga breed, and fast heavy draught
horses, represented by the Italian Agricultural Horse. Thanks to its high speed
of growth and the notable development of its muscle mass, these alter are also
particularly appropriate for the production of meat.
The Italian TPR
Agricultural Horse has its origin in the plane of Venice, Ferrara and Friuli.
At first stallions from Polesine were used, but later on English thoroughbred
stallions were introduced, along with Hackneys and Arab thoroughbreds. Around
1900 production was increased by recourse to the Boulonnais, Ardennais and
The Stud Book is
held by the National Association of Breeders of the Italian TPR Agricultural
Content and photo source: Agraria.org