The Murgese is a light draft and riding horse similar to the Friesian. Found in the area of Murege, Apulia in Italy the breed is rare. Usually black but also seen in gray they originated from Oriental
horses crossed with the local horses. The herdbook was established in 1926.
Mason, I.L. 1996. A World Dictionary of Livestock Breeds, Types and Varieties. Fourth
Edition. C.A.B International. 273 pp.