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The Lusitano in Print

Following the publication of two well-received works on the history of the Lusitano horse, author and equestrian historian Paulo Gavião Gonzaga is in the process of writing a third book due out later next year.

His most recent book, O Cavalo Lusitano Linhagens is a beautifully designed and printed, comprehensive reference work on the origins and modern status of Lusitano bloodlines. It also includes a background to the history of the Lusitano horse.

A comprehensive account of the origins and evolution of this ancient breed was published by Interagro, written also by Paulo Gavião Gonzaga, in booklet form in 1995, entitled The Lusitano Horse which won the Pini Award, Best Graphic Design over all categories.

In the foreword the author wrote: “It is dedicated to all Lusitano Breeders, very specially to those that are now entering this passionate activity. We hope it will, to some modest extent, contribute to the better understanding of this fascinating story that spans a time frame of more than 4,000 years.”

Both publications are translated into English but sadly, not printed for the commercial market. It is hoped, however, that the next publication will be available for purchase.

Archive: November 2001