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|Subject: Andalusian Sat May 07 2011, 01:13|| |
: Their most common coat color is gray, although they can be found in many other colors.Height
: 15.1 – 15.3 hands highBasic History:
Andalusians began to be exported from Spain in 1962. The first Andalusians were imported into Australia in 1971, and in 1973 the Andalusian Horse Association of Australia was formed for the registration of these Andalusians and their offspring. Strict quarantine guidelines prohibited the importation of new Andalusian blood to Australia for many years, but since 1999, regulations have been relaxed and more than half a dozen new horses have been imported.
also rely on imported stock, and today, all American Andalusians can be traced directly to the stud books in Portugal and Spain. There are around 4,500 animals living today in the United States, where the International Andalusian and Lusitano Horse Association (IALHA) registers around 400 new foals every year. These numbers indicate that the Andalusian is a relatively rare breed in the United States. As of 2003, there were 75,389 living horses registered in the stud book, and they constituted almost 66 percent of the horses in Spain. Breed numbers have been increasing during the 21st century.
Andalusians tend to be docile, but also intelligent and sensitive. When treated with respect they are quick to learn, responsive and cooperative.Pictures: