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Spanish Andalusian Horse Library

I've been studying the origins of the Andalusian in the U.S. for over 20 years and have a strong understanding of the horse in Spain. This library is a look inside the resources that I've used to develop my website, understand the breed, and write books.

I am interested in buying Andalusian magazines especially from the 1960s, 70s, and 80s. Please contact me at skyhorseranch@msn.com if you have anything you think would help with my research.

"Most worthy to be mounted by a king" - Historical Sayings about the Andalusian

A Classical Master, the Duke of Newcastle, noted: Spanish Horses are the most intelligent, the most handsome and the most noble in all the world . . having too good a memory; because it uses this to govern itself and to anticipate the will of the rider.

Madame de la Guérinière, praised as one of the supreme masters of classical equitation of all times, whose methods are applied unaltered at the Spanish Riding School, Vienna and may be seen there in daily use, declared: The Spanish Horse is better than any other horse because of its agility, its resilience and the distension of its rhythmic movements ... the best of all horses for the manége, by reason of their agility, their strength and the natural cadence of their gait; and for war on a day of battle because of their courage and obedience.

In the beginning of the 17th century, La Brune said  "The Spanish Horse was the most worthy to be mounted by a King".

Gayot, towards the end of the 19th century assured that the Spanish Horse was called "the pure blood of other times," for its magnificent shape and its suitability.

Lady Wentworth, family member of the famous Crabett Arabians, stated "The Spanish Andalusian appears to be descended from prehistoric stock". It’s highly likely that the Spanish horse ancestor was well established several thousand years before the introduction of the Barb and Arabian horses.

 

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