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


Risk Level: at risk
Local Risk Level: endangered
Listed by DAD-IS
Workhorse horse breed from Italy

Informations about the rare Maremmano

Originating from Italy, the Maremmano is a breed known for its robustness and versatility, traditionally used by the Italian cowboys, the Butteri, in the Maremma region. This breed has evolved from a war horse to a vital agricultural and herding asset, embodying the rich equestrian heritage of Italy

Origin and history of the Maremmano

The Maremmano’s history is intertwined with the agricultural and military chronicles of Italy, tracing back to the Roman Empire. Selective breeding with Arabian and Barb horses during the Renaissance period enhanced its endurance and agility, making it indispensable in both warfare and farm work.

Character and features of the Maremmano

With its calm and reliable nature, the Maremmano stands as a symbol of strength and loyalty. This breed typically reaches a height of 155 to 165 cm, showcasing a well-muscled physique, a broad chest, and a strong back. The coat colors vary, including bay, black, and chestnut, with a dense mane and tail adding to its majestic appearance.

Utilisation of the rare Maremmano

Beyond its historical role with the Butteri, the Maremmano has found its place in modern equestrian sports, including endurance riding, show jumping, and dressage. Its hardiness and adaptable nature also make it an excellent choice for trail riding and therapeutic riding programs, highlighting its multifaceted utility.

Current situation of the rare and endangered Maremmano

Efforts to preserve the Maremmano have intensified, recognizing its cultural significance and genetic diversity. Conservation initiatives aim to maintain the breed’s characteristics, with a focus on sustainable breeding and promoting its role in eco-tourism and natural landscape management.

Native country



regional/national, Tuscany

Risk Level

Endangered: ca. 3.500


160-170 cm

Coat colour

Bay, black


Working horse



Forgotten horse

Rare and endangered

Free Horse

Elevage extensif

Other names of the Maremmano horse

Cavallo Maremmano — Maremma  horse — Tuscan horse

Explore my Maremmano 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 Maremmano

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.



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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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Maremmano 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.

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Professional photography of Maremmano

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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