The Lusitanian Thoroughbred (PSL) is a breed of horses originating in Portugal. It is the oldest saddle horse in the world, being assembled approximately over five thousand years ago.
Their ancestors are common to the Sorraia and Arab breed. These two breeds form the so-called Iberian horses, which evolved from primitive horses existing in the Iberian Peninsula from which the small group of the Sorraia breed still is supposed to descend directly. It is thought that this primitive race was crossed with "Berber" horses from North Africa and later also had influence from Arabic.
The Lusitano Thoroughbred presents natural aptitude for high school (Haute École) and high-altitude exercises as it puts the hind legs underneath the dough with great ease. Thus, the Lusitano reveals itself not only in classical bullfighting and riding, but also in federated equestrian disciplines such as dressage, obstacles, coupling and, in particular, work riding, being on the same level as the best specialists of the sport.
Really hating that I’m not at Gulfstream right now 🤦🏼♀️
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Mini Therapy Horses visits DCFS, Department of Children’s Family Services Juvenile Court every other Wednesday to comfort children having to testify. Today a young girl in foster care told MTH volunteer Cheryl Perry that this was the best day her life being able to cuddle our horses. Every time I think the 2 hour traffic jam to get to DCFS for bi weekly visits is too much and then I see how important the visits are to the kids. Much of the work we cannot share, grief support, comforting children without parents, fire victims and hospice home visits. The work starts with grooming, training, getting supplies ready then cleaning our transport van afterwards so it’s ready for the next days visit. We always take time to debrief after a difficult visit. Self care is an important part of the process with this type of work🙏🏻💕🦄 #powerofhope#makingadifference#wellness#hope#compassion#equinetherapy#love@ucla_pac@campronaldmcdonald@dina@tarastrong@michellegillette_@rose_parade#horse#horses#horsesofinstagram#joy#comfort