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Background Lusitano Horse
The Lusitano horse is identified by the use of various other names such as the Peninsular and the Betico-Lusitano. The breed is mostly popular in Portugal which is its country of origin. In a few instances the horse is referred to as the Andalusian of Portugal. The main purpose of this horse is solely riding. This horse greatly resembles the Spanish horse breeds in terms of appearance. Due to the similarity in appearance between Andalusian and Lusitano horses - it has been suggested by experts in the field that both breeds might originate from an identical foundation. Initially and over the years the horse has mostly been used for riding only in Portugal but with its gained popularity it is slowly becoming used in bullfighting as a sport as a result of it being athletic and agile. In Iberian Peninsula this horse is widely recognised for its capability to be noble and ability to please people. This breed of horse has been considered as a symbol of status of the owner in the society due to their refined looks and high intelligence level. The Lusitano Horse first became domesticated about five thousand BC by a race of warriors that used horse backs as a fighting technique known as the Lusitanian’s. They highly relied the safety of their lives on the skills of the Lusitano breed.
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