The Lusitano horse is one that turns heads wherever he goes. Distinctly Spanish in appearance, the size and carriage is unmistakable.
The Lusitanos history is a long and glorious one. Originally from Portugal, the Lusitano horse was bred for war. Their gentle nature, trainability and bravery made them perfectly suited to this discipline.
The modern day Lusitano continues to excel in the sport of classical dressage where they are most commonly noticed.
The Lusitano horse has a much desired spanish, baroque look but Lusitano mares are expensive. Their conformation, temperament and agility make them a great cross for most breeds.
I have seen Lusitanos start at $5,000 and go up from there. Of course, you can find them cheaper and for one that is trained to ride, you could easily be looking at $20,000 or more.