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Ventasso Horse

Ventasso Horse
Country of origin: Italy
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)

The Ventasso Horse is a rare breed of horse originating from Italy. The Ventasso Horse breed was formed through the interbreeding of local horses with the Lipizzaner and the Maremmano. It is used as a general riding horse and as a competition sport horse. It is critically endangered, with less than 50 purebred horses remaining.

They are well proportioned and expressive, with a straight profile and a muscular, medium-lengthed neck. The shoulder is sloping. The chest is deep and the back is of good length. bay and gray are the most common colours.



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