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About Landais Pony HorsesLandais Pony

Landais horses come from the sandy beaches of Southwest France. They are related to small Barthais hores and Arabian horses. The result is a small (about 13 hands tall) Arab-style horse. Sometime in the beginning of the twentieth century, there were an estimated two thousand of them roaming wildly worldwide. Just after the Second World War, they were decreasing in popularity, but in the 1970’s a studbook was produced and improved in numbers since then. Today they are found in France and Spain.    

Landais horses are used for riding and harness purposes alike. They are generally black, bay, chestnut, and other brown shades. They are neat in appearance, have a high set tail, attractive head, and sloping sho ...

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About  Latvian Horses Latvian

Latvian horses come from Latvia and are split into three types: the common harness horse, a lighter riding horse, and a heavier draft type. They are probably from pre-historic bloodlines, and have been in development since the 17th century.

The Latvian horse breed has only been established since 1952, but is believed to have descended from ancient roots. It is likely that Latvian horses are closely related to Dole Gudbrandsdal horses, North Swedish Horses, and other heavy European draft breeds. Since the 17th century, the breed has had German riding horse, Thoroughbred, and Arabian blood introduced.  

The core of the current breed came from infusions of Oldenburg, Hanoverian, and Holstein blood in the early ...

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About  Lipizzan Horses Lipizzan

Lipizaan Horses (also known as Lipica or Lipizzano horses) were developed in Lipizza (Lipica), a small locality near Trieste, which is today in Slovenia, but was Italian up to the Second World War and before that, Austrian. Its origins date from the mid-16th century, through an initiative of the Archduke Charles of Stiria, third child of the Emperor Ferdinand I of Austria. Factors contributing to the choice of the Lipizza area included the good quality of the horses which populated Carso and the Aquileiese area and the favorable climate, plus its proximity to areas of great horse-breeding tradition and the production of excellent horses.

The current production of the thoroughbred Lipica-Lipizzano Horse derives from two I ...

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About  Lithuanian Heavy Draught Horses Lithuanian Heavy Draught

Lithuanian Heavy Draughts are a draught horse breed created in Lithuania during the 19th and 20th centuries. They were developed by crossing local Zhmud mares with Ardennes, Percheron, Brabant, and other heavy breeds.  

In Lithuania draught capacity testing began in 1857, and since 2002 the Lithuanian Horse Breeders Association has taken over the responsibility of heavy horse testing. Recently, more have begun to be exported for meat. They are also used to improve other breeds. When crossed with native Altai horses, they improved the meat and milk yield and also increased the weight, growth rate, and ability to withstand year-round grazing conditions.  

Initially, Lithuanian Heavy Draughts were inc ...

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About  Lokai Horses Lokai

Lokai horses were originally developed by the Uzbek Lokai tribe from Tajikistan, formally part of the Soviet Union. Their descendents were Oriental mainly of central Asian strains such as the Iomud and the Akhal-Teke. Karabair and Bukhara horses also are in the Lokai background. Arabian horses were later introduced into the breeding mix.    

They are approximately 14.3 hh. Some are smaller. Their colors range from gray, bay, chestnut, black, and palomino. The coat is often curly and has a shiny, metallic like shine.

Bonnie L. Hendricks, in her book entitled International Encyclopedia of Horse Breeds, wrote: "Horses with curly coats are most often found among middle Asian breeds, especially in t ...

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About  Losino Horses Losino

Losino horses received their name from the original area where it is bred, the Losa Valley, in the north of the province of Burgos (Spain). They are related to other breeds derived from the Cantabrian-Pyrenean branch: the Portuguese Garrano, the Galician pony, the Asturian pony, the Thieldon, the Sorraia, the Navarre horse, the Basque Pottok, the Mérens horse, and the now-extinct Catalan horse.  

They maintained their number until the 1950''s but afterwards, principally due to farming mechanization, they were crossbred with meat breeds and donkey populations for mule production. As a result their population declined to around 30 horses. Due to the alarming situation, a project for recuperating the breed was esta ...

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About Lundy Pony HorsesLundy Pony

Lundy Ponies were first developed on Lundy Island in England in 1928, when the owner of the island, Martin Coles Harman, introduced 34 New Forest pony mares, eight foals, and a Welsh Mountain B strawberry roan stallion. Diana Keast, his daughter, explained why he chose to cross these breeds: "He wanted ponies with a bit of style and height. Dartmoor and Exmoor ponies were nearer and more convenient - after all he had to charter a special train to bring the ponies from Lyndhurst - but they wouldn''t have had the height he wanted." The Welsh stallion died only a year after arriving on the island, having sired just one foal - a colt called Pepper. Luckily this first "Lundy pony" grew into an upstanding stud stallion, creamy dun with ...

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About  Lusitano Horses Lusitano

Lusitano horses are from Portugaland are similar to Andalusian horses. They have Roman features that can be spotted from afar and also have many relatives of Spanish descent. All of the aforementioned are of Iberian lineage and contain Sorraia blood lines. Generally sought after for military purposes, they were also used for Portuguese bull riding adventures, as well as carriage riding. Some have the distinct dun color that is so popular for many in the Sorraia breed. Some can be used for Olympic purposes and hundreds have been placed in the World Equestrian Games. Very high expectations are set in place to become a breeder for the Lusitano. In Brazil during the late 1970’s, a breeder made his mark by developing the Interagro breed ...

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