Photos and informations about the rare Losino breed, Forgotten Horses a photographic project about endangered equines by The Pixel Nomad


Risk Level: at risk
Local Risk Level: Critical
Listed by DAD-IS
Ancient pony breed from Spain

Informations about the rare Losino

The Losino, or Caballo de Raza Losina, a lesser-known but historically significant breed, hails from the Losa Valley in the province of Burgos, Spain. Characterized by its resilience and adaptability, the Losino has been an integral part of Spanish history, contributing to agricultural work, transportation, and military campaigns. This breed’s sturdy build and spirited nature have earned it a place of respect among horse enthusiasts.

Origin and history of the Losino

The Losino horse boasts a rich history that dates back several centuries, with its presence in the Iberian Peninsula being well-documented since medieval times. The breed played a crucial role during the Reconquista and in the subsequent exploration and conquests of the New World. The Losino’s endurance and ability to thrive in harsh conditions made it an invaluable asset throughout these historical events.

Character and features of the Losino

Losino horses are known for their compact and muscular build, standing at an average height of 135 to 145 cm. They typically have a dark coat, ranging from black to dark bay, with a thick mane and tail. Their hardy nature and agility make them well-suited for rough terrain, embodying the spirit of the rugged landscapes they originate from.

Utilisation of the rare Losino

Traditionally, Losino horses were used for agricultural purposes, as well as for transport and light cavalry roles in the military. In recent years, their versatility has been recognized in sports, leisure riding, and therapeutic riding programs. Their gentle temperament and willingness to work make them excellent companions for a wide range of equestrian activities.

Current situation of the rare and endangered Losino

Today, the Losino horse is considered a breed at risk of extinction, with dedicated efforts underway to preserve its genetic heritage. Conservation programs focus on sustainable breeding practices and promoting the breed’s unique qualities. These initiatives aim to ensure the survival of the Losino horse and its continued contribution to cultural and equestrian heritage.

Native country




Risk Level

Critical: ca. 900


135-147 cm

Coat colour




Forgotten horse

Rare and endangered

Free Horse

Feral or semi-feral horses, free roaming in the mountains

Other names of the Losino horse

Caballo Losino — Caballo de Raza Losina — Jaca Burgalesa

Explore my Losino Photos


All my pictures of rare and endangered horses can be licensed for private, editorial and commercial usage, and ordered as Fine Art Print as well. In addition, the albums only show a part of my large archive. Contact me directly if you don’t find what you are looking for.

Where to find the rare Losino

Here are some places where you can see where you can support the rare and endangered breed. Above all I want to thank everybody who works with me.



Breed show

Event calendar

Forgotten Horses Group on Facebook

This group is part of the Forgotten Horses project and aims to raise awareness of endangered horse breeds and therefore to contribute to the preservation of the diversity of horse breeds, further free living and wild horses.
The group provides information and facilitates international exchange on rare and endangered horse breeds.
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Losino Photoshooting

Take part in my projects Forgotten Horses and Free Horses and consequently make an impact that matters. By photographing rare and endangered horses we can raise awareness to disappearing horse breeds and therefore preserve equine diversity.

photo archive

Professional photography of Losino

Are you looking for professional photos of rare and endangered horse breeds? You will find a small selection of my pictures in the breed posts, however you may ask for more specific photos directly. In short, all my pictures can be licensed for private, editorial and commercial usage.


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