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post #1 of 2 Old 08-20-2009, 09:15 PM Thread Starter
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hi i am new to the forum i have two horses and a pony i have a andy arab x and a pure spanish andy and of course the bloody pony
i was wondering if anyone can explain the difference in the andys spanish and so on i ask this cos i had my girl at a royal show last week and the horses we were up against just to me looked nothing like my girl but were not spanish andys i had lots of ppl come up to me asking y my andy was put in a class with a different breed!!!! if anyone can explain this to me it would be great

cheers amanda
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post #2 of 2 Old 09-15-2009, 12:05 PM
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Hello Amanda

In everyday talk, Andalusian is a term used as a reference in the States and elsewhere for the spanish, spanish-portuguese and lusitano horses en masse.

However, it is not a reference in such common use in Spain.

In America you have a Registry for Andalusian horses, which includes part breds. We don't have that registry in Spain.

The horse that is listed in the Spanish Stud Book is the PRE - Pura Raza Espaņola - which means Purebred Spanish.

There are set breed requirements (height, appearance etc.) and a horse can only be entered in the Stud Book if his/her parents are both entered.

AS WELL: Every horse who will be used for breeding must pass a Revision at 3 years of age.

There are loads of articles about spanish horses, and how they differ from andalusians here: Spain Horses and FAQs

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