About Lusitano Horses
Lusitano horses are from Portugaland are similar to Andalusian
horses. They have Roman features that can be spotted from afar and also have
many relatives of Spanish descent. All of the aforementioned are of Iberian
lineage and contain Sorraia blood lines. Generally sought after for military
purposes, they were also used for Portuguese bull riding adventures, as well as
carriage riding. Some have the distinct dun color that is so popular for many
in the Sorraia breed. Some can be used for Olympic purposes and hundreds have
been placed in the World Equestrian Games. Very high expectations are set in
place to become a breeder for the Lusitano. In Brazil during the late 1970’s, a
breeder made his mark by developing the Interagro breeding center. This is
currently the largest breeder of Lusitano horses around today, located in
Itapira. Originally, the Lusitano horses were bred strictly for war and other
military purposes. They went on to have a successful career as show horses and
currently compete in all facets of horse games.
They are considered robust and agile. They have various
lineages. Andrade, also referred to as RA; Veiga or MV; Alter Real or AR; and
the CN or Coudelaria. They are depicted as smaller horses with lots of
strength. They are incredibly quick runners and are considered rather
intelligent on their spurs.
They are calm, brave, strong, and intelligence. They are well
known for their elegance and their abilities, they are beautiful and unique.
They are sixteen hands tall. They have a convex profile, larg
forehead., an abundant mane, and strong legs. They are tall and have a muscular
neck. Most are generally gray, but some can be in other solid colors as well.
Upkeep of a Lusitano horse is not very complex. They can withstand
various temperatures and have a keen sensibility to be independent creatures. They
are a very athletic breed, they will require some form of activity during the
day and need lots of room to run and play.
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