Equestrian traditions - Europe

  • The Icelandic Horse

    The Icelandic horse can be traced back to the settlement of the country in the late 9th century. Norwegian traders, later called Vikings, brought their best horses with them - mainly of Germanic descent but with some Celtic influences as well...

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  • Lusitano horse running free in the bullpen at Alcainça, Portugal

    The Lusitano

    The Lusitano horse is closely related to the Andalucian and both breeds developed on the Iberian peninsula, and in fact both were considered Andalucians until the 1960's. Horses have been present on...

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