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Samolaco Horse

Country of Origin: Italy



The Samolaco horse comes from Valtellina in Italy and they are thought to come from Spanish animals abandoned during the 17th century.


This area of Italy was largely agricultural and based on paintings of the era it is plausible to think that Andalusian blood was the foundation for the breed. These animals were used sparingly and there was never a high demand for them because native cattle was well suited for the tasks, so the focus was on cattle breeding.

By the end of the 20th century the animals were in poor condition and prone to confirmation faults.

Traditional Colors

chestnut | bay

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