Today’s Horse Facts: The Lusitano

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Have you ever seen a Lusitano? Maybe even ridden one? The Lusitano is a Portuguese  horse breed closely related to the Spanish Andalusian horse. The Lusitano was originally used for classical dressage, driving, and bullfighting on horseback. Let’s see how you do in today’s T/F quiz:

  1. Lusitanos can be any solid color.
  2. Most Lusitanos stand between 80 and 85 inches high.
  3. Lusitanos were very popular war horses.
  4. The breed’s gaits are agile and elevated but are generally comfortable to ride.
  5.  Between 1980 and 1987, Lusitanos were used for breeding Colorado Ranger horses.
  6.  Lusitanos are bred mainly in Portugal and Spain.
  7.  An average Lusitano weighs between 700 and 1100 lb.
  8. The Lusitanos breed remains calm and does not panic easily and is noted for its intelligence.
  9. The Lusitano Horse Association of Australasia – comprises Australia, New Zealand, the island of New Guinea, and neighbouring islands in the Pacific Ocean- (LHAA) was formed in 1950.
  10. The Lusitano and the Andalusian are sometimes called Iberian horses.

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Let me know if you got at least eight of these questions correct. If so, then you are a Lusitano horse expert! Here are the answers:

  1. T
  2. F  Most Lusitanos stand between 62 and 63 inches high.
  3. T
  4. T
  5. T
  6. F   Lusitanos are bred mainly in Portugal and Brazil.
  7. T
  8. T
  9. F   The Lusitano Horse Association of Australasia (LHAA) was formed in 2003.

10.   T

Well, do you know your horse facts about Lusitano horses? If you want to learn more, look up these other websites to check on additional facts about the beautiful Lusitano horse breed:

(All information in this blog is referenced from the above websites)

Happy riding!


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