Why you should buy a horse from us. Well if your views are the same as ours then that is a good first step in the right direction. Please read further and assess if you find below compelling. The fact that you feel assured – when you buy a horse – that the horse was treated well before it came to you, hopefully is your first priority.
Our view is that whatever a horse experiences in its early life it will develop a personality based on these experiences for good and for bad. Consequently, our job as a breeder is to ensure that nothing bad happens that will impact the personality of your next horse. For us it is important that a horse learns to be a horse, understand signals from other horses and understand when playing is taken a bit too far. All this needs to happen before it learns the joy of training with its human friend and leader. You do not learn to be a horse if you are stuck in the stables most of your life, therefore we at Assentorplund Lusitano Denmark ensures that all our horses are out on the field as much as possible – day and night – winter and summer.
We will attend and feed our horses every day and ensure that they always have straw feed and fresh water. We have a specific and very detailed focus on the food that we mix ourselves. The purpose is that the foals grow strong and the yearlings develop under the best conditions. We see a huge difference in the development of our own foals and younglings compared with other younglings we have taken in later in their lives and we feel confident that it is the correct composition of the food makes a difference. All horses are attended by our Vets where vaccine programs are followed. Our Ferrier attends the hoofs at least every 12th week.
We start the training of our younglings slowly, typically in their third year and have a lot of focus on groundwork “No Clamps” or other types of shortcuts that will look good now, but will generate back injuries in its future life. A horse will typically be +20 years and will grow for the first 6 years – so please don’t rush the training but adapt the training to the horse, it will get there, some are fast others need a bit more time. Doing so you will have a strong horse for many years to come.
Back to the training: We practice groundwork for many months, with focus on activation of the hind and the back. The horse needs to be in balance in all three gaits before anyone should sit on its back for the first time. As we progress, we make only one change per week, a change can be a new exercise, or learn to wear the saddle. Typically they are ready to start with riders when they are four years but it depends a bit on the horse.
Our stud farm Assentorplund Lusitanos Denmark was established with the focus to breed and sell Lusitano horses in the Northern Part of Europe. It was the first of its kind in Denmark, and we have been around since 2017. It is our mission to breed and educate strong and especially agile horses – as well as spread the knowledge about this beautiful pedigree horse and its special abilities in Dressage and Working Equitation.
If you are still considering why you should buy a Lusitano horse, you will, the first time you spend time with and ride one, fall in love with its personality. It is a very beautiful and intelligent horse that has flair for training and therefore really fun and easy to educate within your preferred discipline. It can go broader in other disciplines than just dressage, although this breed now increasingly are represented in the Olympics dressage competitions, you have a horse that is ideal for trips in the forest, it can actually jump, it is extremely brave and will not led you down.
If you are interested in more information about our horses and would like to get to know the Lusitano horse a bit better, then please feel free to reach out to us on Facebook and/or via our contact details here.