This Italian horse breed is known for its hardiness and docility, making it an excellent choice for riders of any level.
Here’s everything you need to know about this old and rare breed.
Cavallo Romano della Maremma Laziale Breed Info
Here are some of the key things you need to know about the Cavallo Romano della Maremma Laziale:
|Height (size)||14.2 – 16.1 hands high|
|Colors||Bay, bray, and black in all variations, some facial (star, stripe) and leg (white socks) markings|
|Country of Origin||Italy|
|Common Uses||Riding, farm work, ranch work, packing, trekking, meat and milk production|
Cavallo Romano della Maremma Laziale Facts & Information (Breed Profile)
Cavallo Romano Della Maremma Laziale literally means “Roman horse of the part of the Maremma that is in Lazio”, and it is an Italian horse breed.
As the name suggests, it was developed in the central Italian province of Lazio.
Until 2010, this breed was thought to be identical to the Maremmano horse.
However, DNA testing established that it was a distinct breed that differs from others not just in appearance but also in its genetic make-up.
It is an ancient breed and, together with the Catria, the Ventasso, and a total of 13 other Italian breeds, it is considered to be an indigenous breed of limited distribution.
The historical equine ancestry of the Cavallo Romano della Maremma Laziale may be traced back to the time of Marcus Aurelius or even to the Etruscans.
The Italian breeders association (AIA) formally recognized them in 2010.
If you’re interested in learning more about this fascinating breed, keep reading!
Docile and brave
The head is slightly convex in profile with broad forehead and small ears.
The neck is thick, firmly attached and is followed by well developed withers.
The shoulders are short, and the chest is wide.
The back is long, muscular and straight. The mane is thick and the tail is set low.
The legs are tough and well-built with strong knees and strong hooves.
Concave-faced horses, those with long, drooping ears, and those with poor leg conformation are not permitted to be registered.
They are sure-footed on even the most difficult terrain.
Bay, bray, and black in all variations, some facial (star, stripe) and leg (white socks) markings
14.2 – 16.1 hands high
15.1 – 16.1 hh
14.2 – 16.0 hh
Riding, farm work, ranch work, packing, trekking, meat and milk production
Country of Origin
Believed to be descended of ancient Roman horses