Elegant and Modern Piro Free Lusitano GeldingREF #826 60.000 - 80.000 €
Excited to introduce you this this elegant, modern and leggy piro free Lusitano gelding. Standing at a firm 1.72m, this 6YO shows a lot of potential for the demanding movements at the higher levels: we believe he is a certain Grand Prix Prospect under the right rider. Already introduced to piaffe and passage, he is getting each day more solid on the flying changes work. With a beautiful frame under saddle, he is extremely comfortable to ride, with a light and soft contact that the keeps both with snaffle or double. Not spooky at all, he is a really relaxed and cool guy who doesn’t change his mindset when introduced to new environments. His attitude makes him super accommodating and forgiving for amateur riders, yet he is forward and responsive enough for the professional to take him through the levels. His charming character and innate talent makes this young piro free gelding an exciting candidate for dressage sport. He will truly become someones DREAM HORSE! Will he be the one? Get in touch: email@example.com
Gold Medalist by Rubi AR - quality, beauty & charismaREF #824 60.000 - 80.000 €
A top quality rising 4YO Lusitano Stallion that does not only come from a sublime bloodline but boasts beauty, charisma and has been awarded with gold on model and gaits! Sired by the Olympic Rubi AR, his damn is a daughter of Zagaia, former Brazilian Champion of Champions. Very dark bay, the highlight goes to his stunningly refined head and elegant conformation. He is a loyal prototype of the Lusitano breed and his gorgeous expression just adds to his overall eye-catching appearance and charm. Moving light in the arena, his gaits are fluent and ground covering with fantastic use of his body. He is supple and elastic with a splendid length of stride and ground covering movement! This boy shows to have all the attributes required from a young horse that would enable him to have unlimited potential. Competing in model and gaits as a 3YO he was awarded with gold and conquered the audience with his charismatic attitude! He makes sure he won’t stay unnoticed. About to be started under saddle, he has been given the time to develop and mature. A horse for professionals or capable amateurs who want a horse that overall package is a rarity. A truly exciting opportunity to own an impressive future super star. Would you be the one to take him to the top? Give the first step: firstname.lastname@example.org
Incredibly handsome and talented 4yo chestnut geldingREF #828 40.000 - 60.000 €
This incredibly handsome and well put together 4yo chestnut gelding is suitable for a capable amateur looking for a safe and talented prospect to take up through to higher levels. With a lovely temperament, he is always calm and a big fan of one-to-one attention: an absolute dream in the stable and handling! Under saddle he is easy, comfortable and forward thinking. Relaxed and willing to please, he loves to learn! His brain is remarkable: for such a young horse the way he processes and deals with new surroundings is of upmost maturity. If you are on the search for a horse that is easy, straight forward and with an incredible attitude towards work, is super handsome and well-bred gelding is a horse you should not pass on. Ask us more: email@example.com
Piro Free sportive LusoWarmblood by FoundationREF #821 25.000 - 40.000 €
A very exciting rising young talent who will shortly be entering his 5th year. This handsome chestnut LusoWarmblood recently joined a dressage stable where he is getting introduced to his work under saddle. He is blessed with a wonderful cool and calm temperament and is a joy to have on the yard. Even if he is late in his training, he proves to be a fast and eager learner - he handles his education with matureness. This extremely rideable and trainable young stallion has impressive bloodlines: he is out of the premium stallion Foundation and his dam is a sister of the Grand Prix Hit Plus by Bretton Hoods, a horse ridden internationally by the Olympic rider Maria Caetano. Forward and off the leg like, he is light in the hand! This movements that are supple, ample, elastic and with self carriage. Take note this boy is still building up his muscles and his looks will change immensely in the next 6 months! Perfect either for professionals or ambitious amateur riders, we are convinced he will be an absolute pleasure to produce and will develop into a stunning horse for the future! Will you be his rider? If so do not hesitate contacting us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Pedigree, character and talent - 2022 colt by Jasmim PlusREF #819 < 15.000 €
Pedigree, character and tonnes of talent! This exceptional young dark bay 2022 colt by Jasmim Plus has a beautiful temperament and he is a real joy in every respect. Easy to handle and extremely human oriented, he has an endearing personality. This colt holds some of the best bloodlines in the Lusitano studbook: sired by Jasmim Plus – a recommended Stallion for dressage and for Model & Gaits – his grandsire is the worldwide known Olympic merit stallion Escorial. He is graced with wonderful expression and good natural balance in all three gaits. We recommend this striking young boy as an great investment for the future – we expect him to become a lovely dressage prospect. Make sure to ask us more: email@example.com
Piro free Lusitano with exceptional mind by Rubi ARREF #723 Under Request
This boy combines a gorgeous type, top rideability and proven quality genetics. His grandsire is the Olympic Lusitano stallion Rubi AR, who is known for the fantastic quality of his lineage – this boy is no exception! Displaying three correct paces, we’d like to highlight his flawless balance and superb rhythm that he always keeps, no matter what. He has a light frame and makes his job look effortless - he is so much fun to watch & ride. With just enough sensitivity, he gives his best every single day, always in a happy and relaxed mood. Performing at medium level and quickly making his way up, this boy is confirmed on the laterals and the flying changes have recently been introduced to his routine. Collection work also comes easily for him and he already delivers a beautiful piaffe. His calm temperament, generous nature and cooperative ethic turn him into de ideal partner for amateur riders – he keeps his cool attitude despite the any rider’s mistake. His obvious quality and potential are also appealing for more ambitious riders who seek for a reliable horse to grow with. He does have the best of both worlds! Wanting to take him home? Ask us more: firstname.lastname@example.org
Piro Free Dressage Mare by Rubi ARREF #818 25.000 - 40.000 €
An extremely capable piro free mare who would benefit from experienced hands to fulfil her optimum potential. Sired the Olympic Rubi AR - one of the most successful Lusitano horses in competition and breeding – her pedigree dictates she will be a great dressage horse! She has been started under saddle in 2022 summer, after her owner assessed her quality as a riding mare. She is still green for her age due to this late start, yet suitable for capable amateurs. Her education has been taken easy and focused on quality. She loves to go outside in the forest alone or accompanied with friends. Her delightful expression is reflected in his easy-going temperament. With great shoulder and comfortable to seat in all 3 gaits, she is naturally motivated and always awaiting your next instruction. It will be very exciting to see where this girl can go in future and we would love to see her being developed by a talented rider with experience in young horses. A serious prospect for a rider who enjoys producing young horses! Get in touch if you are the one: email@example.com
Remarkable Piro Free Dressage Prospect by EscorialREF #662 40.000 - 60.000 €
How not to fall in love? He is remarkable and something really special! It is not every day we find a young horse who gathers almost every single quality that is required for a dressage AA friendly horse! Piro free, correct conformation, quality of movements, the look and presence of a superstar and enviable rideability – what else can one wish for? People oriented and willing to work, he really has the right attitude to become a dream horse! You can already see him bursting suppleness - he really makes his job look effortless. He has a strong hind-leg, great elasticity and tons of swing which is reflected upon his breeding – Escorial! On his dam's side you can find older Lusitano lines as he is grand-sired by the famous Lusitano stallion Xaquiro. With his stellar good looks, great quality and proven pedigree we're confident that we’re looking at a super dressage prospect for the most demanding and ambitious amateur riders. Don’t miss this opportunity: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lusitano mare with great genetics by PeraltaREF #811 < 15.000 €
Looking for a quality Lusitano broodmare to join your breeding program? This soon to be 3YO girl might just be the one! With an athletic semblance and solid conformation, she evolves correctly in all three paces - her movements are smooth, elevated and forward. The highlight on this filly goes to her high value pedigree: with Peralta Pinha as her sire and the 4* recommended stallion Xenofonte d'Atela as her grandsire, she can be certainly be good choice for a breeder who is looking for top genetics. Contact us for further information: email@example.com
Black LusoWarmblood gelding - PSG ready & schooling GPREF #550 Under Request
This LusoWarmblood, sired by the famous dressage stallion Sir Lui, combines a dreamy temperament with plenty of natural talent for the higher dressage levels – he is the perfect match for an ambitious amateur rider who settles only for top quality! Standing at 1,69m, with noble appearance and a glossy black coat, this is an impressive looking horse that will capture the crowd’s attention in any arena. With a very pleasant and honest character, he has been developing through the levels with easiness. He has proved to have an amazing rideability and a willingness to work that makes him a true joy to ride and work with. Class is a word that constantly comes across our minds while seeing this gentleman perform! Confirmed at PSG level, he is progressing toward the Grand Prix. Indeed, this gentleman has a natural aptitude for the collection exercises, namely piaffe and passage, which he delivers with elegance and correction. He is also very comfortable with the flying changes work and improving daily. Currently he is looking for his next riding partner to cross the center line with. Don’t miss out on this great catch! Get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org
Piro Free LusoWarmblood mare - De Niro & Totilas genetic cocktailREF #675 Under Request
This glossy black girl is a true cocktail of elegance, movements and pedigree! She is one to keep an eye on, as we are sure she will mature into a very attractive sports horse! Being a cross of Lusitano with world-class Warmblood lines, this sassy lady is sired by the acknowledged stallion De Niro and on her dam's side we can find the titan Moorlands Totilas. With an athletic conformation, she surely comes bringing dimension and structure. Powerful but light, she glides through the arena with uplifting movements: she is supple, balanced and elastic. This piro free dressage princess has been evolving in her training under saddle and proved to have the right mentality for the job: she's focused, generous and eager to learn. We believe she has a highly promising future ahead for both professionals and amateurs alike - a truly interesting sports mare for dressage fans! Make sure to learn all about her: email@example.com
Piro Free Premium Quality Lusitano in route to Grand PrixREF #797 Under Request
With this premium quality Lusitano, all you have to do is just sit back and enjoy the show! Modern looks, athletic ability, quality of movements and a proven pedigree. Sired by the 4* recommended stallion Disturbio and grandsired by the Olympic Rubi AR, he truly is the WHOLE package! Extremely appealing, he is sure to dazzle in the show ring – this boy will not only reach the Grand Prix level but we are sure he will be competitive at it. Elasticity, amplitude, power, balance - you name it, he has it. And his canter! Simply delightful to sit on. He grabs the ground beneath his feet and makes every step as notable as the last. This sterling boy has springs in his heels! Extremely rideable, he has an endearing demeanor with an amateur friendly attitude. It's not everyday that you find such quality combined with such a genuine nature. Schooling PSG but already introduced to most of the GP movements, all comes easy for him! This world class dressage prospect has the attributes to fit ambitious amateurs but of course he's expected to catch the eye of professionals. A great sports horse for the future and a wise investment for the future. Get in touch to book your visit to meet this piro free dressage star: firstname.lastname@example.org
Premium dressage prospect & licensed breeding stallionREF #787 Under Request
Thrilled to bring you this exciting prospect! A serious horse for any competitive, ambitious rider looking for quality, rideability and talent to go up through the levels. This piro free Lusitano is certainly one that we would expect to see reaching GP level in years to come. Short, compact and elegant, he combines the typical baroque looks of the breed with modern sportive movements. Presenting three quality paces, he brings out that 'flashiness' you want to show in the ring. Freedom of shoulder, suspension, ground-cover, elasticity: all the major assets are gathered! Under saddle, he is forward off the leg, confortable to ride and willing: he wants to learn all the time. His mannerism and work ethic is flawless. Trustworthy and cool minded, we classify him as amateur friendly - he can even be ridden by children or less experienced riders. A true heart of gold. But make no mistake - this horse's quality and sports potential turn him into a superb choice for professionals and producers alike. Carrying a great genetic value, he is sired by the Olympic 5* merit stallion Escorial. Already approved as a licensed breeding stallion by APSL, this gentleman can be a major addition to any breeding program. A premium prospect - get in touch: email@example.com
Show-stopping 3YO dressage prospect by EscorialREF #779 40.000 - 60.000 €
Are you looking for a horse with show-stopping looks and with the right ingredients to develop into a competitive partner? Check out this 3YO boy! With gorgeous expression and elegant appearance, he brings not only a pretty exterior but also the potential to match it. Sired by the Olympic Escorial, he has three good quality paces: the highlight goes for his powerful, balanced and uphill canter. Presenting a lovely frame under saddle, he has a nice hind-leg pushing nicely through on every step. Recently started under saddle, he impresses by his stability and balance. With a great mind, he's eager to learn and proved to have top rideability so far. We can see this stunner maturing into a nice dressage partner for an amateur with competition ambitions. Will you be part of his journey? We’re here to tell you more about him: firstname.lastname@example.org
Piro free black beauty - elegance, movements and rideabilityREF #768 Under Request
Thrilled to present you this glossy 3YO piro free black beauty! He has the look, the brain and the potential to evolve into a world-class stallion! Presenting the right combination of elegance, movements and rideability, he's one to keep an eye on. Extremely balanced and elastic in his gaits, he shows an outstanding maturity under saddle, especially if you keep in mind he has been started under saddle in last spring. He evolves with great rhythm and suppleness, proving to be a smart and dedicated student. His temperament is just gorgeous: he is easy, calm and shows incredible trainability. All looks effortless for this young horse, who is always focused on his job and willing to please his rider. He can be not only a fantastic sport horse as a very interesting breeding stallion! If you're on the hunt for a glamorous young stallion that has superb potential and a super attitude, then this black pearl should be on your list! Will you be the lucky new owner? If so, be the first one to get in touch: email@example.com
Exciting 5YO Lusitano - piro free dressage prospectREF #739 Under Request
Dressage prospect with sportive look and a lot of talent to unveil! This 5YO piro free boy presents the right attributes to pursue a dressage career. Solid-build in his structure, he has a wonderful conformation: measuring 1.64m at withers, he has long limbs that give him a nice athletic frame, oozing power and elasticity. Highlight for his wonderful temperament – he is easy in all handling activities and proves to be a good minded horse with a golden heart who constantly gives his all. Despite being green on his training under saddle, he already performs with lightness and rhythm - he moves in an ample, forward manner, covering the ground with big steps. He shows great rideability, being comfortable in all gaits and with a pleasant contact to the rein. All in all a fabulous candidate not only for a professional rider to produce but also or a capable amateur to bring up the levels with the support of a trainer. If you're curious to learn more about this super interesting Luso jut let us know: firstname.lastname@example.org
Talented buckskin Lusitano gelding - AA friendlyREF #751 40.000 - 60.000 €
Glamorous and absolutely stunning, this glossy buckskin gelding has as a fantastic rideabiliy! He makes everything look easy and when you see him you want to jump on! He is genuinely uncomplicated in everyway: a real pleasure on the yard! Not only he has a super work ethic, but also a willing temperament and a natural ability under saddle! He always gives you more and more! Standing at a lovely 1.68m, he fits the modern and leggy type! With a good hind leg and super self carriage, this boy will trot big! Currently confirmed at medium level, he is eager to make his way up through the levels. He’s one of those horses who is happy to learn new things everyday and just offers you the exercises with easiness – with him everything comes naturally. Flying changes are on of his favorites and he is already performing them in series. He is also starting to understand piaffe and proved to have superb ability for collection exercises. He really is the dream combination that any rider looks for! He will surely make his new rider happy, either you’re an amateur who just want to have fun or if you want to explore your competition ambitions – you name it, he can give it to you! Curious about him? You know what to do: email@example.com
Sportive Piro free 1,73m Lusitano GeldingREF #694 Under Request
A wonderful tempered and extra talented bay gelding who has all it takes to become a serious dressage prospect! Tested piro free, this Lusitano stands out in any arena with his tall and athletic conformation. Measuring 1.73m at withers, he is extremely harmonious in his looks, gaits and balance - we can easily picture him climbing up the levels and putting on a show at a competition. His movements are big and powerful but still very comfortable to sit. Uncomplicated to ride, he is forward thinking and enjoys new challenges. This chap will happily work with his rider to produce a good workout - a super work ethic! His wonderful temperament also contributes towards his trainability, ending up with a horse with great ability and determination to give uncapped opportunities. Currently confirmed at medium level, he is already starting his flying-changes work and show super talent for the collection exercises such as piaffe and canter pirouettes. Because of his dimension, he has been given the time to fully mature before being asked for the higher-level exercises. Overall, a wondrous boy who should appeal to a majority of riders from capable amateurs, or certainly as an investment for a producer or professional. Curious to book your visit? firstname.lastname@example.org
Piro free Lusitano with top temperament and rideabilityREF #721 Under Request
This boy is ready to take you places! If you’re looking for a special horse who ticks all the right boxes and has the potential to fly high with you, take a closer look: this might be THE one! He combines correct, smooth and balanced movements, with a top rideability and a gentleman’s personality. At the age of 6, this Lusitano stallion already proves to be an obvious Grand Prix prospect with super talent – you can picture him on the dressage arena the minute you lay eyes on him. Elastic, forward thinking and elegant on his movements, he always presents himself in a stunning uphill frame that is quite impressive. Confirmed at medium level, he is performing lateral movements and has a super easy command on the flying changes - he is a motivated student, who can show up to 2 tempis, you just need to ask! He also offers you a fancy piaffe work that won’t go unnoticed. Under saddle he is comfortable and pleasant to ride – he has a really good contact and just the right amount of self-go. He is a horse with a fabulous temperament, 100% reliable in every context who always keeps his cool and absolute focus on the rider’s requests. He is the definition of a pleaser and always gives his absolute best! This boy has recently made his competition career debut and proved to be a safe bet. This is a highly promising horse to bring further through the levels and enjoy yourself in the process - we’re sure he will go quite far indeed. Are you going with him? Be fast to get in touch: email@example.com
Elegant Lusitano mare sired by Rubi ARREF #440 Under Request
Have a closer look at this Lusitano 'princess' sired by the Olympic Rubi AR. With strong, athletic shape, she inherited from her father a great character and finesse, proving to have what it takes to climb up on the ranks! With three correct paces and a pleasing expression, she glides through the arena with a beautiful frame. Performing at medium level, she has had a very correct training, that has not been rushed. Under saddle, this girl is light to ride, forward off the leg and always eager to work. Combining her talent, rideability and potential, this stunner will certainly be one to look out for the future. Approved as a breeding mare, her future owner can decide to focus on her riding career or to combine it with a breeding program. All in all, either you’re an ambitious rider wanting a gorgeous and job-oriented mare to go through the levels with, or if you're looking for a lovely breeding mare tested under saddle and with top bloodlines, she could be the right fit. Ask us more: firstname.lastname@example.org
Gifted Lusitano gelding - strong dressage potentialREF #678 40.000 - 60.000 €
Excited to bring you this extremely good-looking and gifted Lusitano gelding who has quality, pedigree and ability. A powerful prospect for the dressage arena, he is compact and with a very correct body conformation. Standing at a firm 1.65m, his strong frame accommodates him to a taller rider. Under saddle shows a super rideability, not spooky at all, really relaxed for his age and super comfortable in the snaffle. He carries himself absolutely correctly, with a good connection and excellent rhythm. He is not only a perfect fit for amateur riders, this boy also has the right amount of spark and sensitiveness to work alongside a professional rider - he still has tuns of potential to explore! Grandsired by two acknowledged Lusitano stallions, his pedigree dictates that he has it all to succeed in dressage: on his father side we find the recommended stallion Zuelo and on his dam's side there is the merit stallion Spartacus. With a delightful personality, he is a very mature horse in his mind who simply loves his job ad thrives on pleasing his rider. Get in touch to book your visit to meet him: email@example.com
Stunning looking piro free Lusitano StallionREF #676 25.000 - 40.000 €
Just WOW - if you're seeking for a true Lusitano model than this horse is for you! His astonishing looks make your jaw drop in a blink of an eye! Grandsired by the merit stallion Xaquiro, his bloodline is something to admire. This 5YO bay stallion displays three good basic gaits, evolving in the arena with a fantastic natural balance and nice rhythm. The highlight goes to his dreamy canter that makes you want to jump in the saddle immediately. With a soft and easy contact, he is comfortable and pleasant to ride, carrying you along at each stride with elegance. A superb mind and work ethic is on top of his asset's list. His character and rideability turn him into a highly functional riding partner - he takes the word versatile to a whole new level! We can picture this charmer having fun in leisure equitation with an amateur rider; going up the ranks on a sportive career with a professional or even joining a breeding project as a breeding stallion. You name it, he has it! Looking for that special all-around partner? Don't let him slide: firstname.lastname@example.org
Grand Prix Lusitano Breeding Stallion - son of Rubi ARREF #390 Under Request
Top quality Lusitano licensed breeding stallion, son of the Olympic Rubi AR. This impressive horse has a vast competition experience: he was National Young Riders Vice-Champion and has represented Portugal team countless times at international level. His competition background confirms that he performs with impressive confidence, keeping his cool in the dressage arena, always honest with his rider. Performing all Grand Prix exercises, he is a true gentleman, always eager to please, making every day work fun! We believe he is the ideal choice either for a young rider class or for an amateur rider with competition ambitions. In addition to his sportive curriculum, this horse has also a high interested as a breeding stallion, achieving the status of recommended stallion 4* by APSL (Pure Breed Lusitano Association) and proving his genetic potential with promising progeny with excellent quality. Curious to know more? This is an opportunity not to miss – email us today: email@example.com
Grand Prix Lusitano Stallion with competition experienceREF #280 Under Request
A unique opportunity to have a Grand Prix ready Lusitano Stallion, who already has competition experience. This horse will impress you due to his type, impressive look, strongly build conformation and powerful movement. With several victories in Portugal, this mature dressage horse displays a confident command of all Grand Prix movements, always willing to perform. With strong nerves, he keeps his cool in the dressage arena and is always honest with his rider. With the look of a champion, radiant type, presence and movement, we would quote him as a FEI schoolmaster, an ideal candidate for an Adult Amateur, lady riders of young riders looking to earn their medals with a trustworthy partner. Come and meet him! Book your visit: firstname.lastname@example.org
What Does It Mean
'APPROVED FOR BREEDING'
Are you looking for a Lusitano horse for a breeding project? This filter option is definitely important for you!
By selecting the button of ‘approved for breeding’ you make sure in your search will only appear horses or mares that are already approved for breeding by the Portuguese Association of the Lusitano Horse (APSL). You can also confirm this status on each specific horse page details and find out what was the final score of the broodmare or breeding stallion you are analyzing.
Curious to know more about the approval process?
The approval of animals for the Studbook includes:
- Animals must undergo functional morphology tests in which they shall be inspected and be awarded points.
- All animals whose points score does not contain more than two categories with a score of six (6), or more than one category with a score of five (5) shall be registered and approved to commence breeding. Any animals with a score of less than five (5) will be disqualified.
- Male horses must be evaluated regarding the functional and morphological integrity of genital organs, and this evaluation is done based on the results of a spermogram. Cryptorchid (unilateral or bilateral) animals may not be entered in the Studbook.
- Male studhorse candidates must be inspected under saddle, in public examinations to be designated annually by APSL with candidate broodmares being shown in hand, on the breeder’s premises, or in public examinations.
- The minimum age shall be three years for females and four years for male horses. Any horse may, however, be entered in the Studbook, prior to reaching the referred to age, provided that all of the conditions expressed in this article have been complied with and that the Registration Committee considers that their development and conformation so permit.
To learn more details and read full information we advise you to consult the Lusitano Breed Studbook Regulation.
Several terms are used worldwide to describe horses’ gender. Check out Lusitano World guide about gender and understand how and when gender matters!
|In standard terms a mare is a female horse that is over the age of three.|
|An adult male horse that isn’t castrated, meaning the presence of testosterone and capability to reproduce. Stallions are also known as ‘Entire’ or ‘Full horses’.|
|Horse that has been castrated and can no longer breed. When a horse is gelded their hormone levels are lower, normally translating in to a calmer behavior.|
DOES GENDER MATTER?
Find out how and when! Click below to get the answers to the most frequently asked questions.
No: researchers found that gender had little effect on performance. Stallions, mares and geldings have the same sportive performance, even if their behavior can be different.
Gender matters the most when it comes to bring your horse home. If you must export your new equine partner outside Europe you might consider gelding your horse, aiming to reduce exportation costs and decrease the quarantine duration. For instance, in the USA, any entire horse over the age of two-years-old must undergo a 34-day quarantine that entails two live cover breedings, which can alter the behavior of a previously virgin horse. The stabling conditions in which you plan to keep your new horse and his intended daily use may also influence whether or not you choose to geld a stallion.
One can think that having a mare or a stallion can immediately start a breeding program. Although this is true, if you want to be able to officially register your Lusitano in the official studbook: make sure your Lusitano is approved to breed. Studhorses and Broodmares must be submitted to an official approval for the studbook, so make sure you fulfill this requisite before starting your breeding program.
Lusitano World can assist you if you need to geld your new horse before traveling. As safety is our ultimate goal, we advise to perform the surgery in a vet clinic where the horse will stay over-night followed by a team of dedicated equine-health professionals. Take note you can also insure your horse before this procedure.
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Here are the most important facts you should be aware of: before exporting a horse outside of Europe you should be sure if your country does not follow a piroplasmosis free policy.
A big part of the horses presented at Lusitano World website are already tested for Piroplasmosis. By selecting the button of ‘Piroplasmosis free’ you make sure in your search will only appear piro-free horses. You can also confirm this status on each specific horse page details. Please be aware that, even if horses have been already tested, you need to re-test as a purchase condition.
Below you can find some FAQ's about Piroplasmosis. Feel free to contact our team to know more.
Equine Piroplasmosis (EP), is a disease of horses and other equids, is caused by one of two protozoan parasites: Theileria equi or Babesia caballi. These organisms can be transmitted by ticks or through contaminated blood from infected horses. Piroplasmosis is endemic in many tropical and subtropical areas including Africa, Central and South America, the Middle East, the Caribbean, and parts of Europe, such as Portugal and Spain. Therefore, many of the horse born in these areas test positive to Piroplasmosis.
To prevent the spread of the Equine Piroplasmosis there have been introduced some International restrictions for importing horses into some of the countries that are not considered to endemic, even if some cases of EP have appeared in some of these countries. So if you plan to export your horse outside Europe, Lusitano World team always advises you to check your country's exportation policy. Some of the countries who follow a ‘PIRO-FREE POLICY’ are: USA, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Japan, China, Thailand and Mexico. You don’t know what is your country’s policy? Ask us more: email@example.com
Every horse has to be tested by sending blood to an internationally approved blood testing lab. Lusitano World recommends Bose Lab in Germany. Results take from 2 to 5 days, have a cost of around 200€, and allow you to confirm if the horse is positive or negative to Piroplasmosis. Positive horses can be identified by testing their sera for the presence of specific antibodies for both Babesia Caballi and Theileria equi. Currently, there are 3 primary tests used for qualifying horses for exportation: (1) indirect fluorescent antibody test (IFAT); competitive enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (C- ELISA) and the (3) complement fixation test (CFT). Horses must show a percentage below 30% to all tests to be considered negative, and therefore fitting the Piroplasmosis exportation criteria.
How We Classify
HORSE TRAINING LEVELS
Dressage training levels are a way to classify how advanced a horse and rider combination are. This scale provides an easy way to measure the expected level of schooling and also gives the rider a notion of the horse progression.
Here is a rough guide Lusitano World organized to help you understand what you might expect to see at each level - please note this is an adaptation of the competition levels to make easier to our clients to search the horse that fits the best to their needs:
|The horse hasn’t been started his work under saddle. Normally these horses are under 3-year-old.|
|Horse started under saddle and performing correctly all 3 basic paces: walk, trot and canter.|
|Horse starts lateral work such as leg yield and shoulder in. He is introduced to rein back.|
|Can perform simple changes, half-passes and travers, collected and counter canter.|
|Performing single flying changes and flying changes in series, half-working pirouettes.|
|The 1st FEI level of Dressage includes half canter pirouettes, tempi changes every 3rd and 4th stride.|
|Includes full canter pirouettes and tempi changes every 2nd stride.|
|The highest level of dressage includes piaffe, passage and tempi changes.|
Finding the right horse is not an easy task. Start a dedicated search with LW Advisors: we will assist you in finding the right horse.
START A DEDICATED SEARCH
Finding the right horse is not an easy task. Lusitano World team can help you!
Share below your goals, preferences and requisites – we will review carefully all information and show you horses that might be a good match. Not all horses we have for sale are publicly announced on our website: by submitting this form you will have access to some horses we just met or that are part of our exclusive private list.
Let’s get it started!
Now that we know more about your goals, requisites and expectations it is the time to help you find your perfect match! We will get back to you and introduce you to some potencial candidates.
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