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quinta-feira, 17 de maio de 2018

Lusitano Horse part 2/2 Standard and characteristics of Lusitano

Standard and characteristics of Lusitano
This week I’m bringing you an article where I summarize all the characteristics of the Lusitano horse.

This is a medium sized horse, with rounded shapes, that has a silhouette inscribable in a square. The breed average is 155cm in females and 160cm in males. This height is measured at the withers with the hipometer when the horse is 6 years old, age of the majority.
The most frequent coatings are grey and bay, and can exist in any other color except piebard.
The temperament of Lusitano is noble, generous and fervent, but always docile, suffering and victorious. It is a horse that gives everything he has for his rider, always wanting to show that he is the best at what he is doing.

It has a quality of movements envied by any other race. Having naturally agile and high movements, projecting each step forward smoothly and very comfortably for the rider.

Due to his wonderful temperament the Lusitano horse has natural aptitude for concentration and reunion exercises like those demonstrated in numerous high school shows. It also has an overwhelming courage and a unique enthusiasm in the ginete exercises, like, hunting, bullfighting or cattle management.
Related to the morphological characteristics, and beginning with the head, it is well proportioned, of medium length, thin and dry. The face is relatively long and in profile there is a slight convexity (called a carved chamfer). His eyes are big and alive, looking at us expressively and confidently. The ears are medium length, thin, and immensely expressive.

The Lusitano possesses a medium-length neck, closely bonded to the head, broad and powerful at its base, well inserted into the shoulders showing power.

The withers is prominent and extensive, in a smooth transition between the back and the neck, always slightly higher than the rump.

The shoulder of the Lusitano horse is long, oblique and well-muscled, like the breasts.

The back of the lusitano horse is well directed, tending towards the horizontal, serving as a smooth union line between the withers and the croup, which is short, broad, muscular, slightly convex, well connected to the rump. The whole set of the back, croup and rump form a continuous, round and perfectly harmonious line of beauty and unique elegance.
The rump is always strong and rounded, well proportioned, slightly oblique, of equal length to width, with a convex profile, harmonic, and slightly revealing hips, giving the croup and the Lusitano an enviable elegance and beauty, along with the evidence of a power and force controlled by the temperament of the Lusitano.
The tail follows the curvature of the rump, with silky, long, shiny, and abundant mane.
To conclude, the muscular, dry and wide limbs, possessing the necessary support for a well of power and strength, with about 500kg of abundant muscle.