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Lusitano
Characteristics
Scientific Name:
Equus caballus
Family Name:
Equidae
Origin or Range:
Portugal
Size:
averages a little over 15 hands high, though some have been seen over 16 hands.
Weight:
unknown.
Compatibility:
Relatively Non-Aggressive
 
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Lusitano

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Lusitano Description
  The Lusitano 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.  
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