Featured Breed- The Andalusian

Facts About the Andalusian Horse


Andalusian Stallion, Favorito De La Parra, is IALHA National Champion at 3rd level in 1999.  The stallion is owned by Avalon Andalusians.

 

 


Rico MHF is a solid black Andalusian stallion owned by Walnut Creek Andalusians.

 

 

 

The Andalusian horse is a breed that is one of the oldest and purest breeds of horses in the world today.  The breed gained its name from the Spanish province of Andalusia which is where the breed also originated.  In  order to appease Andalusian breeders from other Spanish provinces, it was decided to call the Andalusians the Pura Raza Espanola -en. The Pure Spanish Race (PRE).  In the 1960's, the Portuguese breeders also created their own registry, Lusitanos, Puro Sangue Lusitano, after the Roman name for the region that is now Portugal.

The ancestors of the Andalusian are the Iberian horse.  The Iberian horses are thought to have been ridden even as early as 4000-3000 BC.  The Iberian horses were the premier war horse and were praised by Xenophon in the Illiad for their role in helping Spart defeat the Athenians around 450 BC.  Later, the Iberian horse would become the horse of choice for nobility and was often the horse selected by Schools of Equitation.

The Andalusian as a pure breed has become more and more rare.  Because the Andalusian was so valued for its traits, it was often bred with stock of other breeds.  At one point, Kings of Spain had to declare it illegal to take purebred Andalusians from the country.  Andalusian breeders with the highest integrity diligently screened breeding stock to remove the effects of cross-breeding.  Today, the breed reflects the original conformation. 

The ideal Andalusian horse stands between 15.2 and 16.2 hands.  The face features a broad forehead with a large kind eye.  A broad neck and thick main leads to define withers and a short back.  Andalusians usually have clean, strong legs. Most Andalusians are grey, but can be seen in the colors of black and chestnut.  Other colors such as Palomino and Buckskin (both affected by the Dilution gene) are recognized by the Lusitano breed.

Hollywood History: Two Andalusians named Domero and Blanco played the part of Shadowfax in The Lord of the Rings. The part of Asfaloth was played by another Andalusian named Florian.  In The Chronicles of Narniz: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, a Spanish Andalusian was cast as Peter's unicorn.

 

 

Links for the Andalusian Horse

National Organizations Local Organizations
International Andalusian Lusitano Horse Assoc. Rocky Mountain Iberian Horse Club
The Foundation for the Pure Spanish Horse Southwest Andalusian Horse Club
The Northwest Andalusian Horse Association  
   
 

Andalusian Stallions

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Rico MHF

Black Stallion

Majestic Andalusian

 

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Favorito De La Parra
Imported Black Stud
 National Champion

 

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Mago KG

Grey Andalusian
Powerful Stallion

 

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Karillo KG

Stallion Prospect

Smart and Athletic

 

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Imperador

Buckskin Stallion

Golden Lusitano

 

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Faraon De La Montana
Poseido Bloodlines
Graceful Andalusian

 

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Arturo KG

Spectacular Andalusian
Natural Charisma

 

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Favorito KG

Reserve Champion

Senior Spanish Stud

 

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Morgan Horses For Sale

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Esperanza KG

Bay Filly

Performance Prospect

 

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Escarlota WC
Rare Chestnut Mare
Breath-Taking Mare

 

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Black Filly
2007 Solid Black
Andalusian Mare

 

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Christoso WC
2007 Bay Colt
Mature to 16HH+

 
 

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