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  Andalusian Horses in Canada and USA
The Andalusian horse is one of the oldest pure breeds of horse in the world.
Andalusian horses in BC The Andalusian Horse originated on the Iberian Peninsula, in Spain, where 2500 year old cave paintings portray this noble breed.
Andalusians’ backs are moderate to short in length, the mare’s backs tending to be longer than the stallions, (in order to comfortably carry their foals.) Their powerful rear quarters are complemented by a long, flowing tail.
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 Andalusian horse - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Sorraia horse remained isolated for several millennia in the southern part of Iberia, the Alentejo and Andalusian regions of modern Portugal and Spain.
Andalusian horses are found in a number of colours although the most common colour is grey.
It is estimated that 80% of Andalusians are grey.
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 Andalusian Home Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Its ancestors are the Iberian horses of Spain and Portugal.
This military use of the Iberian horse continued unabated with William the Conqueror ultimately riding an Iberian horse in the Battle of Hastings in 1066.
The Iberian horse was the favorite horse of the new, rapid and agile mounted armies.
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 Fantasia Espanola Andalusians   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
The Andalusian horse originated in the Iberian Peninsula near the Spanish province of Andalusia.
The Iberian horse was the favored mount of these academies because of its impulsion, forward motion and catlike agility.
The Andalusian's age old attributes of strength, athleticism, impulsion and kind temperament are still the fundamental characteristics of the breed.
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 Andalusian Horses
Andalusian horses are one of the greatest ancient breeds.
The Andalusian Horse was used as a warhorse, which is confirmed by ancient carvings and other sources.
Nowadays, the population of the Andalusian horses in the United States is low in comparison with other breeds.
www.andalusian-horses.org   (334 words)

 Equiworld - Equestrian Information - Andalusian - horses and ponies on the internet
The Andalusian is one of the three foundation breeds of modern horses, and eighty percent of all modern breeds trace at least part of their breeding to the Andalusian.
His forefathers were the native Spanish horse, the Sorraia Pony (descendant of the Asian Wild Horse and the Tarpan) and the Barb.
He was the premier war horse, preferred not only by Spanish conquistadors, but also by Julius Caesar, Hannibal and Richard I. In the 1700's, the Andalusian fell from grace when sleeker horses used for hunting and racing became the fad.
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 the Andalusian & Lusitano Horse
The Andalusian Horse originated on the Iberian Peninsula, in Spain, where 2500 year old cave paintings portray this noble breed.
Up to the 18th century the Andalusian horse was the beloved mount of Royalty and Captains.
Approaching towards the year 2000, the Lusitano is once more sought as a saddle horse for sport and leisure, and as a stud horse for its rare qualities of character and genetic ancestry.
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 Dee Dee Murry Animal Art Studio -Andalusian Horse
Today, the Andalusian is used for a variety of events and especially excels in dressage, driving, jumping, english and western pleasure, and of course stands out as a parade and exhibition horse.
It descended from Iberian horses in Spain and Portugal.
The Iberian horses from Spain and Portugal are the Andalusian's ancestors.
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The Spanish, or Iberian horse was well known to the Romans as a superior war horse because of its strength and agility.
The Spanish horse was so strong and agile that he could be trained to do amazing things, and the techniques that are now recognized as modern dressage were actually methods used to train the superior war-horses.
Generally, the Andalusian is a horse for all seasons and for all sports, even though he is a relative newcomer to the United States.
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 All About Horses - Breeds - The Andalusian Horse.
So impressed were the Romans by the Iberian horses and cavalry that they established stud farms of their own in the region to provide mounts for their military campaigns in Britain and elsewhere.
This type of military use of the Iberian horse continued for many centuries, until the increasing use of heavy armor for mounted knights resulted in the need for a larger draft-type horse, and the Iberian horse was slowly displaced as a war mount.
Although Spanish horses were originally seen in all colors, 80 percent of today’s Andalusians are gray or white, 15 percent are bay, and 5 percent are fl.
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 Andalusian Breed Description
The Andalusian played an integral role in the new grand riding academies that were forming throughout Europe, where the art of dressage and high school riding was born.
Andalusian horses became subjects of praise all over the continent: "[The Andalusian] is the noblest horse in the world, the most beautiful that can be," wrote the Duke Of Newcastle in 1667.
The Andalusian horse was the foundation breed for the Lipizzaner horses used in Vienna's Spanish Riding School.
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 Andalusian Horse Breeed Spotlight
Although the population of the Andalusian horse breed in the United States is very small, the Andalusian has a reputation, image, and, yes, a mystique that is enormous.
This military use of the Iberian horse continued unabated with William the Conqueror ultimately riding an Andalusian horse in the Battle of Hastings in 1066.
As a result, the Iberian horse was gradually replaced as the premier warhorse by larger, slower moving draft and warmblood horses.
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 Andalusian Horse Resource Guide, Links, Books, Photos   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
There are three explanations of the origin of the Andalusian Horse, but whichever you believe, there is no denying that the breed is ancient.
Firstly, and most likely, it is thought that during the Moorish invasions of the eighth century A.D., the Barbs and the Arab horses belonging to the Moors crossed with the native Spanish stock to produce the Andalusian Horse.
In Europe their influence is seen in the Holstein, the Oldenburg, the Frederiksborg, the Kladruber, the Lipizzan, the Hackney, the Friesian, the Old Norman Horse, and the Orlov, and in America, in the Quarter Horse and the Criollo.
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 Andalusian horse breed information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
The Andalusian is one of the purest horse breeds in existince.
Andalusians have a large head with convex profile, well-set ears and almond-shaped eyes.
Andalusians are famous for their signature high, round action which they exhibit in Haute École.
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 Breeds of Livestock - Andalusian Horse
In the Middle Ages, the Andalusian was the favored mount for European nobles.
The monks were superb horse breeders and trainers, and kept the blood of their horses quite pure.
One herd of Andalusians was hidden and used to renew the breed.
www.ansi.okstate.edu /breeds/horses/andalusian   (485 words)

Approximately 80% of Andalusians are white or some shades of gray, 15% are bay and less than 5% are fl, dun or palomino.
In the United States, the Andalusian horse competes in dressage, jumping, driving - both pleasure and competitive, trail, western pleasure and English pleasure.
Brand New Chapters: The new sections on horse management, training, and equipment explain the basics of the proper care of the horse.
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 Andalusian Horse Gifts, Decals & Apparel
The horses were presented in battle formation, tightly ranked together, in shoulder-in position with shields to the fore.
With the Andalusian horse so universally admired as a warhorse it was inevitable that other peoples would try to breed their own versions using Spanish horses as the foundation.
In the last few decades the two countries which are the cradle of the Andalusian horse have chosen to separate their stock into two breeds.
www.nickerstickers.com /horse/andalusian.htm   (814 words)

 Kilimanjaro Ranch, Andalusian Horses, Andalusian Horse for Sale, Spanish Horses Breeding, California, USA
The Andalusian Horse is an ancient horse breed.
The Andalusian Horse has lived on the Iberian Peninsula since beginning of times and is represented in cave paintings dating back 25,000 years.
Today the Andalusian Horse is one of the rarest breeds in U.S. and Canada, with 5,682 horses registered with the IALHA between the United States and Canada.
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 Horse Directory Australia | Andalusian Horse | Horse Resources |
In the 16th century the Conquistadores took the Spanish horse to the Americas where it became the foundation for the majority of new breeds.
Over the centuries the survival of the Andalusian was aided by remote monasteries, especially by the Cartesians.
The Andalusian is considered as one of the most elegant horses, which is well suited for the demanding movements of the high school or haute ecole with its proud bearing, lofty paces and enormous presence.
www.horsedirectory.com.au /horseresources/commonhorse/Andalusian.html   (324 words)

 Andalusian Horse History
The horse is strongly built and yet extremely elegant; naturally high-stepping yet with catlike agility; while he presents a picture of spirited animation under saddle or led in hand he is at all times perfectly amenable to the will of the person controlling him and has a friendly, docile temperament.
The Andalusian's beauty lies in the balanced symmetry of his noble proportions, and he was for centuries used as a model by sculptors of Europe.
The Andalusian's temperament is exceptional; his calm, good temper and ease of handling is to be found even in serving stallions of the breed.
www.longranchhorses.com /Andalusi.htm   (538 words)

 Andalusian Horse Colours
Chestnut Andalusian Horses, although lesser in number than Bay PRE's and grey Purebred Spanish horses, are listed in the Pura Raza Española Breed Registry and growing in popularity.
White and grey Andalusians and Purebred Spanish horses are the first with their own page of photos and notes.
Purebred Spanish Horse that I shoe was as freckled as he is - and she was champion mare of Spain.
www.andalusians-for-you.com /andalusian-horse-colours.html   (916 words)

This community is to bring together Pure Spanish Andalusian Horse enthusiasts from all around the world, creating an active marketing network of dedicated breeders, owners, riders and trainers.
Andalusians are one of the most beautiful breeds in the world.
Today the Andalusian Horse is one of the rarest breeds in U.S. and Canada, with only 5,682 horses registered with the IALHA between the United States and Canada.
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 The Andalusian   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
The Iberian horse evolved in hilly and rugged areas on the Iberian Peninsula (Spain and Portugal) and is represented in cave paintings dating back 25,000 years.
Approximately 80% of Andalusians are white or some shade of grey, 15% are bay and less than 5% are fl, dun or palomino.
In the United States, all purebred Andalusian horses can be traced back directly to the Stud Books of Spain or Portugal or to a combination of those two Stud Books.
www.equinecanada.ca /EC/EC_HIC_BIC_Andalusians.shtml   (238 words)

 Andalusian Horse WebRing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Andalusians de Mythos is dedicated to producing the finest quality Pure Spanish Andalusians from top bloodlines from Spain, possessing excellent conformation, movement and athleticism.
We have been raising purebred Andalusians for going on 25 years and during that time the Andalusian breed has taken us on an unforgettable and exciting journey.   At Marro Farm we strive to breed only the best of the breed.
Mystic Ridge Farm is a horse breeding farm in SC.
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 The Andalusian Horse  By William R
As a member of the International Andalusian and Lusitano Horse Association, perhaps the most frequent comment and question I hear is "I've heard of the Andalusian horse, but I've never seen one.
These competitions allow Andalusian owners the opportunitay to show before internationally and nationally recognized dressage judges and also compete in the in-hand conformation classes as well as other performance classes.
The International Andalusian and Lusitano Horse Association may be reached at 101 Carnoustie North, Box 115, Shoal Creek, AL 35242.
bcranches.com /europe/spain/andalusian-horse.htm   (2006 words)

 History of the Andalusian Horse
The Andalusian was a major influence on the Lipizzaner breed in the 1500's.
It is a compact horse with excellent proportions and usually stands at 15.2 to 16.2 hands.
No Andalusians were permitted to be exported until 1962, hence the rarity of the breed outside of the Iberian peninsula.
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 Andalusian Horse features Mystique Andalusians
Mystique Andalusians, an Andalusian horse farm owned by Albert and Bette-Lyn Eger, believes quality begins with the ladies.
Each Mare at Mystique Andalusians has been carefully selected and has gone on to prove herself in the show ring.
All three were representatives, as horses from Canada, at the International National Championships in Fort Worth Texas.
www.andalusianbc.com /farms.htm   (179 words)

 Andalusian Horse. Breeder listings and registry information
Dragonwood Farm - *Andalusian Breeders of champion purebred and crossbred Andalusian horses for the past 10 years *Breeding for size, type, motion, temperament and ability, the quality of our breeding program has been proven with our show results.
Mystique Andalusians, a small family Andalusian breeding farm, is nestled between the mountains and ocean on the scenic Sunshine Coast, a 40 minute ferry ride from Vancouver B.C. Canada.
Message: Our love of the Andalusian horse goes back to the years we lived in Spain (1965-69) and our five years riding the Americas on Argentine Criollos and Spanish Mustangs.
www.horsequest.com /breeds/andalusian.htm   (898 words)

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