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rnrnThe Maremmano horsernoriginated in the Maremma region of Tuscany and Lazio at the time of the ancientrnEtruscans. From then until the nineteenth century it kept its original characteristics:rnsquat, strong and skittish. Then, in about 1870, it began to be crossed with morernlightly-built and docile horses. In the year 1902, the stallion Fauno was born atrnthe Royal Stables at San Rossore, Versilia, in Tuscany. The result of a cross withrnan English thoroughbred, he was the first of the so-called “new generation”. Thernintroduction of the English thoroughbred smoothed out some of the squat, rough characteristicsrnof the original Maremmano, while also increasing its height and its rugged temperament.

rnrnThis is a strong,rngood-tempered horse, indefatigable and able to stand up to adverse climatic conditions.rnIt can be used as a saddle-horse, but can also adapt itself to a variety of roles.rnBecause of its gentle character, it is a favourite amongst both adults and childrenrnas a companion on treks or short rides.

rnrnThe “AssociazionernItaliana Allevatori Cavallo di razza Maremmana” (Italian Association of Breedersrnof Maremmano Horses) was the the first organization to to introduce a performancerntest for evaluating and approving the breeding of mares and stallions.

rnrnSource: Agraria.orgrnrn

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