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Synonym(s): Lusitanian, Betico-Lisitano, National Peninsular


  • Warmblood.
  • Lusitano   Lusitano  .
    General information
  • Also known as:
    • Lusitanian.
    • Betico-Lisitano.
    • National Peninsular.
  • Common breed from Portugal.
  • Primary riding horse in Portugal for centuries.
  • The mount of Portuguese bull-fighters.
  • Very fast and agile.
  • Obedient and intelligent.
  • Calm and brave.
  • Has the same genetic make-up as the Andalusian   Andalusian (Purebred Spanish horse)  .
  • Andalusian   Andalusian (Purebred Spanish horse)  -> Arab   Arab  .
    Principal uses
  • Riding.
  • Bull-fighting.
  • Registered.

Biologic Data

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Further Reading


Refereed papers

Other sources of information

  • Hendricks B L (1995) International Encyclopedia of Horse Breeds. University of Oklahoma Press. ISBN 8-8061-2753-8.
  • Ball C (1994) Horse and Pony Breeds. Quintet Publishing Ltd. ISBN 1-85076-500-6.
  • Hartley Edwards E (1994) The Encyclopedia of the Horse. Dorling Kindersley. ISBN 1-7513-011-59.


  • Ministerio da Agricultura, Servico Nacional Coudelico, Rua Victor Cordon 2, 1200 Lisbon, Portugal.
  • British Horse Society, British Equestrian Center, Stoneleigh, Kenilworth, Warwickshire CV8 2LR, UK.

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