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Lusitano horses are from Portugal and are similar to Andalusianrnhorses. They have Roman features that can be spotted from afar and also havernmany relatives of Spanish descent. All of the aforementioned are of Iberianrnlineage and contain Sorraia blood lines. Generally sought after for militaryrnpurposes, they were also used for Portuguese bull riding adventures, as well asrncarriage riding. Some have the distinct dun color that is so popular for manyrnin the Sorraia breed. Some can be used for Olympic purposes and hundreds havernbeen placed in the World Equestrian Games. Very high expectations are set inrnplace to become a breeder for the Lusitano. In Brazil during the late 1970's, arnbreeder made his mark by developing the Interagro breeding center. This isrncurrently the largest breeder of Lusitano horses around today, located inrnItapira. Originally, the Lusitano horses were bred strictly for war and otherrnmilitary purposes. They went on to have a successful career as show horses and currentlyrncompete in all facets of horse games.

They are considered robust and agile. They have variousrnlineages. Andrade, also referred to as RA; Veiga or MV; Alter Real or AR; andrnthe CN or Coudelaria. They are depicted as smaller horses with lots of strength.rnThey are incredibly quick runners and are considered rather intelligent onrntheir spurs. rnrn 

They are calm, brave, strong, and intelligence. They are wellrnknown for their elegance and their abilities, they are beautiful and unique.rnrn 

rnrnThey are sixteen hands tall. They have a convex profile, large forehead., an abundant mane, and strong legs. They are tall and have a muscularrnneck. Most are generally gray, but some can be in other solid colors as well.rnrn 

rnrnUpkeep of a Lusitano horse is not very complex. They canrnwithstand various temperatures and have a keen sensibility to be independentrncreatures. They are a very athletic breed, they will require some form ofrnactivity during the day and need lots of room to run and play.

Lusitano Horses Associations


International Andalusian & Lusitano Horse Association International Andalusian & Lusitano Horse Association - www.ialha.org


The Performance Horse Registry The Performance Horse Registry - www.usef.org


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