or Anglo-Arab Sardinian,
horses originated in Sardinia, Italy.
When the Saracens
dominated the island of Sardinia, Arab stallions had been crossed with Sardinian
mares of smaller size. At the beginning of the 16th century those horse were used
for crosses with Andalucian stallions. In the course of the nineteenth century,
thanks to the introduction of English thoroughbreds (thus, the prefix
Modern day Anglo-Arabo-Sardohorses are quite different from those of the past. Like the French and American
Anglo-Arab horses the Sardian Anglo-Arabs have obtaining excellent results as show jumpers
and as a race horse. They are a saddle horse and light draught animal with a noble
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