cavallo murgeseIn the south-east Murgia or Trulli Murgia, a race of mesomorph horses of outstanding physical performance has been selected since 1927. They have Spanish, Barbary and Arab ancestors. The best foal of Murgia, bred by Corpo forestale dello Stato in  the near Masseria Gorgofreddo, are then transferred to Masseria Galeone.

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Breeding a donkey race of great value has been going on for centuries. According to some experts, they derive from autoctonous and Catalan donkeys imported into Apulia during the Spanish rule. They are exceptionally tall, steady, dark-coated with grey face, abdomen and internal thigh. They are considered the best in the world for mule production. Their breeding takes place in Masseria Russoli.