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    04-26-2011, 07:40 AM
  #1
Foal
Made in Italy!

Good morning,
First of all sorry for my bad English, but I'm Italian....
I'm new in this nice forum...
I want to speak about the italian breeds: murgese, maremmano, avelignese (more well-know like Haflinger), sanfratellano, Italian Heavy Draft Horse (in Italian "tiro pesante rapido"), tolfetano, bardigiano, Anglo-Arabo Sardo,...
In short, all breeds unknown!

Maremmano:



Murgese:




For every curiosity, feel free to ask!
     
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    04-26-2011, 07:47 AM
  #2
Green Broke
Oh wow I have never actually heard of any of those breeds.
Do you own any of the breeds your self?
     
    04-26-2011, 08:04 AM
  #3
Foal
No, unfortunately I haven't got a horse.
But I rode haflingers, some "maremmani", many "sella italiani", an "anglo arabo Sardo" and I saw also murgesi, sanfratellani, Tiro Pesante Rapido,....
     
    04-26-2011, 10:57 AM
  #4
Foal
Italian horses

I'm in Italy as well (although I'm Danish). To the collection of Italian horses there is also the "Cavallo del Catria" (-> Horse from Mount Catria).

Italy has many nice horse breeds, I personally like the Murgese a lot, it comes in a very nice black color.

Cavallo del Catria:

     
    04-26-2011, 01:51 PM
  #5
Foal
Are you in Italy now? Wow! Where?
I love Murgese, too!

There are other breeds in Italy, like "Cavallo del Pentro", "Cavallo del Ventasso", "Cavallo Calabrese", "Persano", "Pony di Esperia", "Pony di Monterufoli", "Pony della Giara"; but these are very rare!

That is a comprehensive list about Italian horse:
Atlante razze cavalli
(Click on "razze italiane")
     
    04-26-2011, 03:44 PM
  #6
Foal
Yes, I also found a list on Istruzione Agraria on line. Well, some are very rare but then there is the Haflinger which is world known.

I live in Le Marche in a not very horse friendly area (too steep hills), what about you?
     
    04-27-2011, 09:19 AM
  #7
Foal
Yes, Haflinger is the most famous Italian breed!


Photo!

Tolfetano:




Cavallo Sanfratellano:


Anglo-Arabo Sardo:


Tiro Pesante Rapido:


Io vivo in Lombardia!
     

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