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Tolfetano Horse

Country of Origin: Italy

Tolfetano Horse


The Tolfetano Horse comes from the mountainous town in Tolfa in the north of the Rome province. Although it is known that their bloodlines are ancient their exact origins are a mystery, however they are thought to possess Berber blood. Over the years a hostile climate and lack of resources (not to mention hard work for the local people) have shaped this into an incredibly hardy horse.

The breed was officially recognized in 1992 and the Tolfetano Horse Association was formed in 1994 by a group of enthusiasts who wanted a registry to track the remaining pure animals.


Average height 14.3 – 16 hands


Head is well proportioned with a rams profile
Neck is short & well attached
Shoulder is short & slightly inclined
Back is strong & may be dipped
Chest is medium
Legs are short with strong, dry joints
Hooves are narrow & strong

Traditional Colors

chestnut | bay


Courageous & independent
Lively & intelligent


Meat production
Cow horse
Riding horse
Pack animals

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Tolfetano Horse Association

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