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Andalusian Stallion

SKU 150905

The Andalusian horse gets its name from the province of Andalusia in Spain, where it was originally bred. The beautiful horse is known for its abundant mane and tail, its gorgeous white color, and its tremendous, flashy action.

  • Scientific Name: Equus caballus
  • Characteristics: This horse figure captures all the best-known features of the famous Andalusian stallion, including the flowing mane and tail, the pure white coloration, and the flashy action.
  • Size and Color: At 4 ½ inches long, this Andalusian stallion is about the size of a CD case. With its creamy white hide and flaxen mane and tail, it’s an ideal representation of the breed.
  • The Andalusian Stallion is part of the Winner's Circle collection.
  • All of our products are Non-toxic and BPA free.
  • History

    Spanish horses were prized as far back as Roman times. When the Moors invaded the Iberian Peninsula, they brought the equally highly regarded Barb breed, which was then bred with native Spanish animals. The result was what is now called the pure Spanish horse: the Andalusian. Due to its size, color, endurance, and beauty, it became a favorite both among nobility and cavalry officers, but the breed nearly disappeared from Spain following a disease outbreak and the Napoleonic wars. In 1832, only one small herd remained, but from this herd, the breed was rebirthed and has spread worldwide, remaining popular for many of the same reasons it was prized by nobility throughout the middle ages.

    • Recommended Age: 3+
    • Size in cm: 13.7 L x 3.4 W x 11 H
    • Size in inches: 5.39 L x 1.34 W x 4.33 H
    • UPC: 095866150907
    Present Status There are around 8,500 Andalusians in the United States, making them very rare in North America. Worldwide, their numbers are around 30,000, but they are most popular in Spain, being recognized as the traditional horse for Spanish equestrian events, like bull fighting.