Characteristics of our pure Spanish breed horses (PRE: Pura Raza Española)
The origins of the breed date back to 1572, when King Philip II controlled the royal stables of his kingdom. He defined the standards for the Pure Spanish Breed, and took it to its peak in the following years. At the Royal Stables of Cordoba he mated the best stallions and mares of the provinces bordering the Guadalquivir, which at that time were the most prolific areas for horse breeding.
The PRE-horse is balanced, resilient, energetic, noble, and easy-going. It is very sensitive to its trainers, has a friendly manner, is intelligent, and has a great capacity for learning.
In short, the horse’s mental balance, peaceful manner, intelligence and willingness to work cooperatively, coupled with its special predisposition for collection, makes it an ideal horse for classic taming.
The first horses we gathered came from Yeguada Militar, Granda and Paco Lazo. And after more than 35 years of breeding, we now have our own line of horses, Farriols Horses, with these characteristics:
- Physique: horses with strong bones, great limbs, good hooves and excellent top lines. The heads are slightly convex, long arched necks, prominent wither, broad and angled shoulders, straight backs and powerful rumps, favoring overall quality of movement.
- Mental: Farriols horses trust people, which greatly improves communication and cooperation in daily management and training.
All this favors having physically, mentally and emotionally balanced horses that allow us to enjoy this splendid animal to the full.