Just recently gelded ,two year old Lusitano gelding.He has been handled quite a bit. He lunges and trailer loads well. Has been saddled and plays with a horse soccer ball. I have recently backed him twice and he did fabulous. I have also hauled a sled with him and started ground driving. Will mature at approximately 15.1. WE ARE DRIVING NOW AS WELL !!! As of 2.18 he is with the colt starter !
Famous sire - Ridden in the Dressage Exhibition at the World Cup of Dressage in 2005. I will continue to work with him over the winter and expose him to many things.
Breed is known for their sure footed, hardy character, big hearts. These horses are very similar in conformation to the Andalusian horses of Spain. The two breed are thought to have originated from a common source but selection in the Lusitano has resulted in a more convex profile reminiscent of the old Andalusian or Iberian horse whereas the Andalusian as developed a more Oriental head shape.
Since setting up their own Stud Book, the Portuguese have been able to make great strides in monitoring and improving the breeding program. Having been sought after over the centuries as a war horse, the same genetic abilities enable the Lusitano to be the perfect horse for mounted bullfighting in Portugal. In Portugal the bulls are not killed in the bullring so the horse must be very agile and still remain calm.
Breed characteristics :
Will take more photos and video soon. Start him off with your trainer or yourself or use mine - Dwight Hill out of Rexburg who is an excellent horseman - You would have a really nice going colt in the Spring. If I hold him to spring the price will increase slightly with training. Recently started him in the harness. Lovely horse to drive - so much fun !