Spanish-Bred Vs. American-Bred Andalusian Horses

Here are some examples of the different "strains" or bloodlines of Andalusian horses.

Some Andalusians come primarily from U.S. breeders with old 1960s/1970s lines and others come from Spanish imports from the 1980s/1990s or later. Still others are a blend of these two types (Spanish-American) and some are a blend of American-bred Spanish/Lusitano lines.

Breeders who focus on modern imported Spanish lines or who are heritage breeders and closely adhere to Spanish standards will typically breed for "breed type" (i.e. a convex or Roman nose, round body, large bone). Whereas Americanized horses tend to have smaller bone, more angles (straight lines) and dishy faces.

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American-Bred Lines

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Spanish-Bred Lines - Bred in America or imported - but focus on imported lines and revision (papers) with Spain

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These lines tend to retain the bone and general structure of the Spanish type horse while adding some of the beauty and flash from the American lines.

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Lusitanos - both American-bred and Brazil/Portugal lines

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Spanish-Portuguese Horses

These horses are a subdivision of American-Bred horses and are a blend of Spanish and Portuguese bloodlines

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Half Andalusians

Half Andalusians vary widely depending on the parents. Some more closely resemble Andalusians but many do not - only because of the qualityi being used in the program.

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