Lusitano Horse Breed Profile

History Of The Lusitano Horse

The Lusitano horse was developed in Portugal and originated in the rough hilly areas of the Iberian peninsula. Lusitano horses originally used as calvary horses and for farm work, and later became a mount for Portuguese Bullfighters and used for high school classical dressage.

Height Of The Lusitano Horse

The Lusitano horse stands 15 to 16 hh.

Colour Of The Lusitano Horse

The Lusitano horse is often grey but can be any solid colour.

Breed Characteristics Of The Lusitano Horse

The Lusitano horse has a small head, strong arched neck, sloping shoulders, compact body, powerful hindquarters and abundant mane and tail. Lusitano horses have a high stepping action.

Temperament Of The Lusitano Horse

The Lusitano horse is intelligent and courageous.

Uses Of The Lusitano Horse

The Lusitano horse is used as a general riding horse, for classical dressage and for bull fighting.

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