The Andalusian Horse – 2017 Featured Breed Western States Horse Expo

also known as the Pure Spanish Horse or PRE (Pura Raza Española), has been recognized as an individual breed since the 15th century, and its conformation has changed very little over the centuries.

Andalusians are an ancient breed native to the Iberian Peninsula. Their conformation and appearance has changed very little over the centuries. Strongly built, and compact yet elegant, Andalusians have long, thick manes and tails. Their most common coat color is gray, although they can be found in many other colors. They are known for their intelligence, sensitivity and docility.

Historically, they were used as war horses, were prized by the nobility, and were tools of diplomacy in Spain. Modern Andalusians are very versatile and used for many equestrian activities, including dressage, show jumping and driving.