About Tolfetano Horses
The Tolfetano horse is
originally from central Italy, and in particular from Monti della Tolfa, the area
between Rome and Viterbo which was once Etruscan.
The breed was already well-known
at the time of the Etruscans. It is very hardy, and still bred in the wild. This
breed is strong, well-built and tough.
Once used as a pack-horse
and for rounding up cattle, it is now normally used for riding in the countryside,
or raised for meat on pasturage unsuitable for cattle.