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The Norico is a heavyrndraft-horse, coming originally from the Alpine valleys between Austria and Italy.

rnrnThe original horsernwas re-established by the Romans who undertook a breeding programme in their oldrnprovince of Noricum. During the Renaissance the breed was improved with the introductionrnof strains from Neopolitan and Andalusian horses. Nowadays the Norico is to be foundrnin some Alpine regions of Italy (Trentino and Alto Adige), as well as those of Austriarnand Germany.

rnrnIt is a mountain breedrnand characteristically resistant to illness, strong, fertile and long-living.
rnA variety with a lighter build, known as the Pinzgauer, is raised in Bavaria.

rnrnThe Norico is suitablernfor pulling heavy loads and for agricultural work.rnrnSource: Agraria.org

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