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Related Links

IALHA

International Andalusian & Lusitano Horse Association. USA Registry for both Purebred and Half Andalusians from the Spanish, Portuguese and Spanish-Portuguese (S/P) cross bloodlines.

US Dressage Federation

Promoting and encouraging a high standard of accomplishment in dressage throughout the United States.

Spanish Stud Book Online

The stud book from Spain is accessible on line. And very useful for pedigree research. 

 

 

A.N.C.C.E.

The largest breeders association in Spain, and the manager of the Spanish Stud Book.

Foundation for the Pure Spanish Horse

USA Based Non Profit organization for the PRE horse, and the PRE Mundial registry for Pure Spanish Horses.

Royal School of Equestrian Arts

The Fundacion Ral Escuela Andaluza Del Arte Ecuestre  –  The Spanish School of Riding in Jerez, Spain

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US PREA

The definitive destination for the Pure Spanish Horse in the United States focused on the PRE in dressage.

Melpi Site—Librogenealogico

The Spanish stud book on line run by Melpi of Spain and utilized by PRE Mundial.

 

ERAHC

Eastern Regional Andalusian Horse Club

The Andalusian from Head to Toe

 

Color

Andalusians are usually grays, ranging from steel gray to pure white. Bays are occasionally found. Blacks and chestnuts are extremely rare. Foals are born bay or black and turn gray at varying rates.

 

 Height

The Andalusian usually stands between 15 and 16.2 hands at withers.  A hand is equal to four inches.

 

 Head

The Andalusian's head is quite distinct. It is larger than that of the Arabian with a straight or slightly convex profile. It is not so large as to be out of proportion, nor small as to appear snippy. The forehead is very wide with eyes dark and kind. The ears are of proportionate length and well set. The nostrils are very large to allow tremendous air intake. The muzzle is large enough to accommodate the large air passages. The Andalusian’s head is well represented in ancient European art.

 

 Neck

The neck of the Andalusian is of proportional length and well tied in. It is heavier than that of the Arabian and the Thoroughbred and it is cleanly elegant. The throat latch is clean and not course. The crest is well developed in stallions.

 

 Withers

This is the highest part of the back of a horse between the shoulder blades. The Andalusian’s withers are reasonably prominent, not low or flat.

 

Shoulders

The Andalusian's shoulders are long and sloping with good muscles.

 

 Back

The Andalusian's back is strong and short, coupled and well connected at the loin.

 

 Chest

The Andalusian's chest is strong and broad with well-developed muscles.

 

 Quarters

The Andalusian's quarters are strong and lean with a rounded croup. The tail is low set.

 

 Legs

The Andalusian's legs are of proportionate length, clean cut and elegant, yet strong enough to support the robust body. They have straight, flat bone, large, joints, short cannons, strong well defined, sloping pasterns of good size and round sturdy hooves. The legs of the Andalusians are usually sturdy, yet are not coarse.

 

 Mane and Tail

The Andalusian's mane and tail are both very long and thick.

Pam Nelson

Tel: 513.553.3371 

Cell: 513.519.9454

Fax: 513.553.2214