Portuguese horses









Remnants from existing Iberian horses in the Iberian Peninsula exist from much earlier than the foundation of Portugal providing evidence to support that originally there have been two different types of horses where today Portugal is. One type was an Iberian pony, characteristic from the northern mountainous regions, with short hears and members, and head profile straight or concave. The other type was a bigger horse than the first type, could be found in the planes from the southern regions of the Iberian Peninsula and had a head with convex profile. The Iberian pony evolved in Portugal to what is today the Garrano breed. The Iberian horse is believed to be very close to what is today the Sorraia breed in Portugal and from this horse is believed that there was an evolution which in Portugal led to the Lusitano horse breed. Lusitano horses are by far the best known and appreciated Portuguese horses.
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