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The true Salernitano horse originated from the plain lyingrnbetween the Sele and the Calore (Salerno - Campania). But, as well as thisrnbreed, another type was also raised, which came to be known as the "razzarngovernativa di Persano" (the ruling breed of Persano).

Established in 1762 by the Bourbon king, Charles III, it wasrnthe result of crossing mares of largely eastern origin with Andalusian Arabrnstallions In 1874 the government sought to suppress the breed and all examplesrnof it were sold at public auction. But in 1900 it was re-established, usingrnmares with a good combination of characteristics and proven to be good forrnriding. These were selected from various cavalry regiments and mated with twornstallions: Jubilee (an English thoroughbred from Melton) and Giacobello (arncross-bred Arab sired by the stallion Siriano). After the closure of the Centrernfor the Re-introduction of Quadrupeds in 1954, the Persano breed was reduced tornabout fifty brood-mares.

 The Persano is an all-rounder, good for riding, dressage andrnother disciplines. It is rugged and elegant and can be used for leisure ridingrnas well as equestrian sport. The horse has a gentle, indomitable temperament.

Source: Agraria.org

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