Italian TPR Agricultural
Horses are draught horses, characterised by a heavy frame and great development
of the muscles and the skeleton, are differentiated into slow heavy draught horses,
represented by the Belga breed, and fast heavy draught horses, represented by the
Italian Agricultural Horse. Thanks to its high speed of growth and the notable development
of its muscle mass, these alter are also particularly appropriate for the production
The Italian TPR Agricultural
Horse has its origin in the plane of Venice, Ferrara and Friuli. At first stallions
from Polesine were used, but later on English thoroughbred stallions were introduced,
along with Hackneys and Arab thoroughbreds. Around 1900 production was increased
by recourse to the Boulonnais, Ardennais and Norfolk-Breton breeds.
The Stud Book is held
by the National Association of Breeders of the Italian TPR Agricultural Horse.