Photo credit: Wojtek Kwiatkowski
The Andalusian horse breed appeared thousands of years ago, in the Iberian Peninsula. This amazing horse gained in the Middle Ages a very deep appreciation from the nobility. He was famous for his intelligence and his capacity to learn fast difficult moves used in wars. Kings across Europe were interested to own few specimen of the impressive horse and the Spanish government used it as a diplomacy tool.
The Andalusian it is also named Pure Spanish Horse. The breed has a distinguished appearance because of the white and gray color. Although it is very well built, with a massive chest, the Andalusian horse it is considered elegant. Another specific feature that makes him an impressive horse are the long mane and tail.
Not only the appearance makes him a very appreciated horse, but his superb temperament too: intelligent, docile and sensitive.
Unfortunately the breed suffered a great lost in 1832 because of an epidemic. During the 19th century it started a sadly phenomenon of a massive crossbreeding. Until the 16th century the breed was kept pure, because of the restrictions in exporting this horses from Spain. Since then the Andalusian breed spread all over the world.
Take a look at some great pictures made by photographer Wojtek Kwiatkowski with the Andalusian horse.
Aren’t just amazing horses?
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