SPANISH ANDALUSIAN - by request
Beautiful shot of UFO, an Andalusian Stallion
Equus ferus caballus
© Wojtek Kwiatkowski
The Andulusian is the noblest horse in the world, the most beautiful that can be. He is of great spirit and of great courage and docile; hath the proudest trot and the best action in his trot, the loftiest gallop, and is the lovingest and gentlest horse, and fittest of all for a king in his day of triumph. —William Cavendish, the Duke of Newcastle, 1667
Throughout its history, the Andalusian has been known for its prowess as a war horse, and was prized by the nobility.
The breed was used as a tool of diplomacy by the Spanish government, and kings across Europe rode and owned Spanish horses.
Plain Horse Facts:
Horses can sleep standing up. This is so that in the wild, if they were woken up by a predator they would be able to get away quicker.
You might sometimes see one horse asleep in the field whilst the others are eating. This is because that horse guards’ the herd during the night, so sleeps during the day and eats at night.
The oldest horse on record died at age 48
Horses and ponies are measured in hands. A hand is the length of an average adult’s palm, or four inches. The height is written as a number followed by the letters ‘hh’.
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