Breeds L

 

Lippizana

 

  • Origins:  Austrian, taking its name from the location of the Stud Farm - Lippiza - founded in 1580 by the Archduke Charles, son of the Emperor Ferdinand 1.  Derived from a cross between the Kladruber and a small Italian horse of northern Italy with a later admixture of Arab blood.
  • Height:  15 - 16 hh (150 160cms)
  • Colour:  Usually grey, but may also be bay.
  • Features:  Used in the Spanish Riding School in Vienna built by the Emperor Charles VI in 1735.  A shapely, elegant horse, with a longish body, well ribbed up, strong quarters, rather heavy shoulders and neck, small head and good legs.  Possesses grace and dignity and makes a magnificent ceremonial carriage horse

Lusitanano

 

  • Origins:  Portugal, believed to be a relative of the Lippizaner and founded on Andalusian stock.
  • Height:  15 - 15.3 hh (150 158cms)
  • Colour: Grey is most common, but also Bay, black and brown.
  • Features:  Farmers use it for riding and light draught work, but it is most famous as the horse of the rejoneadores (bull fighters) and in the High School.
 

 

Breeds M

 

Morgan Horse

 

  • Origins:   Vermont, U.S.A.  Called the Morgan Horse for the founder of the breed, Justin Morgan, foaled in 1793, in the Green Mountain country of Vermont and owned by Thomas J. Morgan.  A bay, standing 14 hh, it reproduced its type, character and conformation with extreme exactness, and won great fame and popularity, resulting in the service of a large number of mares.  The U.S. Army established the first Morgan Stud Farm.
  • Height:   14.1 - 15.2 hh (143 155cms)
  • Colour:   Bay, most commonly.
  • Features:    A very versatile horse with a kind nature and sturdy physique, once America's most popular general purpose horse

 

Morab.

 

  • Origins: The result of Arabian/Morgan breeding. These crosses were part of the first Arabian registry in the USA. Many American breeds have Morab foundation stock.
  • Height:  15 16 hh (150 160cms)
  • Colour:  Chestnut, Bay, Grey, Black.
  • Features:  A fine breed, notable as cutting horses and, in the past, for harness racing.

 

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