Colonial Spanish Horses

Global Horse Culture Archive on March 17, 2008, 17:44

So what are Colonial Spanish Horses? There are dozens of types and strains, and dozens of websites with conflicting or confusing information. Here is a handy summary, using on this article by Dr. Phil Sponenberg as a starting point for my own additional research.

The American Livestock Breeds Conservancy, with which Dr. Sponenberg is involved, and which is an important organization in rare breed conservation points out:

The North American Spanish horse population includes many distinct strains, and these could be considered either parts of a larger, single breed, or several