originated in Portugal. They are also known as the Lusitanian,
Betico-lusitano, National, Peninsular, or Portuguese.
The Lusitano is often used for mounted bull fighting.
They are noted for their ability to stay calm and not
panic during a bullfight, while maintaining agility.
They are willing to work hard, and are intelligent and
energetic. They are also obedient and gentle, as well
as quick and agile. Its head is well proportioned with
a slightly convex profile. Its eyes are large and almond
shaped and its ears are small. The neck is moderately
long and thick and has well-defined withers. The back
is short and strong and the sloped chest is deep. It
has muscular shoulders. The Lusitano can be seen in
gray, bay and chestnut. It is said that the Lusitano
is very similar in conformation to the Spanish Andalsian.