10 Nov 2010

Azteca Horse, Azores Horse

Azteca Horse

Intro

The Azteca is the first breed to be developed in Mexico and descendant of horses from Spain and Portugal, however the Andalusian is the foundation for the Azteca breed.
Azteca Horse

Origins

Breeding began in 1972 by crossing Andalusian blood with American Quarter horsesand sometimes criollo animals.
In 1989 the Azteca breed registry was formed in the U.S.
bloodlines may be crossed back and forth as long as resulting animals are always 6/8 or less of any one breed.

Features

Average height 14.3 – 15 hands
Attractive warmblood horse

Physique

Head is lean with a straight or slightly convex profile
Neck is arched and muscular
Back is straight and short
Legs are well-muscled with good joints
Well shaped hooves

Traditional Colors

All solid colors

Temperament

Gentle and willing
Intelligent and easy to train
Proud and courageous
Azteca Horse

Use

Show horse
Riding horse
Transportation
Work horse

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Azores Horse
Azores Horse

Intro

An ancient breed found in Portugal with very little formal documentation, there is not much known about the Azores breed.
Azores Horse

Origins

These animals are different from the Iberian ponies, their confirmation is more of a small horse than a pony.
They are thought to have come from Lusitano and Alter Real horses brought to the islands of Azores during colonization. The poor conditions and nutrition in the area blood created a smaller animal naturally. It is thought that an influx of Arabian orBarb blood from Morocco had a hand in shaping this ponies confirmation as well.
The blood of the Azores found today is not clearly defined, but is based on theLusitano.
could have been crossed with small horses imported from Morocco as well.

Features

Average height 11.3 – 12.3 hands
Attractive and perfectly symmetrical in confirmation
Highly spirited

Physique

Varies by animal due to mixed blood

Traditional Colors

Use

Work horses
Riding horses
Bullfighting horses

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