About Siciliano indigeno Horses
This is an Italian
breed, originally from eastern Sicily.
We should really refer
to it as a breed of horse with a definite oriental stamp, rather than as a pure
and distinct breed.
In fact, we can
individuate two distinct ethnic groups: that originating from the eastern parts
of the island (Catania, Siracuse and Ragusa) has more distinctly dolichomorphic
characteristics, while the group from the interior is more mesomorphic in form.
The latter also has more of a tendency towards deformed or irregular
It is a saddle-horse,
used for riding in the countryside, or for jumping. In the past it was used to
pull carriages, or as a working horse.
It is tough, powerful and tenacious.
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