The Garrano, from Gaelic gearran, a pony of the Iberian horse family, is an endangered breed of horse from northern Portugal, mainly used as a pack horse, for riding, and for light farm work. An ancient breed, the Garrano has remained largely unchanged for thousands of years but is in decline due to predation and loss of interest in breeding for agricultural use. It has many similarities with the Galician horse and the Dartmoor pony.
Also known as
This breed is also called Garrano as well as Garrano Pony.
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