What is a Baroque Horse?

The baroque horses most often talked about include the Andalusian, Friesian horse from the Netherlands, the Lipizzaner famous dancing white horses, the Lusitano of Portugal, the Paso Fino, and the gaited Peruvian Paso.

Definition of Baroque:

Of, relating to, or having the characteristics of a style of artistic expression prevalent especially in the 17th century that is marked generally by use of complex forms, bold ornamentation, and the juxtaposition of contrasting elements often conveying a sense of drama, movement, and tension.

The Spanish horse is a wonderful breed of horse. In the United States, this breed is called the "Andalusian" horse. The Andalusian horse has this name because of the large number of horse breeders and horse farms in the province of Andalusia in Southern Spain. 

The name "Pura Spanish horse" or "Pura Raza Española" is the correct name of the breed in Spain.

In the U.S., the Lusitano, or horse of Portugal, is also registered with the IALHA. The Portuguese keep a separate studbook from the Spanish, but at one time the two breeds were very similar. When crossed with the Spanish horse, the result is a "Spanish-Portuguese" horse.

Andalusians are often crossed with other horses to produce half-Andalusians. For example, the Andalusian stallion crossed with a Percheron mare is known as the Spanish Norman horse. The Andalusian horse crossed with an American Quarter horse is called an Azteca.

Is the Andalusian Horse Right for Me?

The Andalusian is a wonderful horse suitable for almost any level of rider and discipline. The Andalusian horse is best known for his abilities to collect and perform the movements of classical dressage. 

If you are looking for an Andalusian horse for sale, there are Andalusian stallions and mares available worldwide in a variety of colors from grey to white to bay, black, and chestnut. Andalusian breeders raise horses that are often able to be registered in their home country of Spain. These are called "Pure Spanish Andalusians" or Pura Raza Española (PRE). 

Breeders are raising Andalusians in America, Canada, Spain, Australia, and worldwide. In the United States, the largest populations of Andalusians occur in Texas and California. 

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