Thought, fact and quote for the day 19/12/11
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Thought, fact and quote for the day 19/12/11

Quote 4the day: If you have seen nothing but the beauty of their markings and limbs, their true beauty is hidden from you.
Author Unknown
Fact4 the day: The Hispano-Árabe is a Spanish horse breed originating from the cross-breeding of Arab and Andalusian horses.
The Hispano-Árabe has been bred in Andalusia since 1800. The current breed standard was published in 2002, and modified in 2005. Since 2008 the stud book has been held by the breeders' association, the Union Española de Ganaderos de Pura Raza Hispano-Árabe (UEGHá). At the end of 2010, a total of 5835 horses were registered, of which approximately 60% were in Andalusia. The breed is considered a "Raza Autóctona en Peligro de Extinción", or autocthonous breed in danger of extinction.
Hispano-Árabe horses can also be registered with the Andalusian Horse Association of Australasia and with the British Association for the Pure Raza Hispano-Árabe.
Breed Characteristics
The Hispano-Árabe is well-proportioned and harmoniously made, with a slender outline and light movements. Due to the origins of the breed, there is considerable variation in appearance, which however does not in itself constitute a reason for disqualification from registration.
Males average 158 cm (15.2 hands) at the withers and 450 kg (990 lb) in weight; females average 155 cm and 400 kg.
The Hispano-Árabe is suitable for equestrian sports such as show-jumping, dressage, cross-country, endurance and TREC; as a working horse for doma vaquera and herding, its traditional use; and for trekking and group sports
Thought4 the day: Images and pretence? Horses do not give you a false image or pretend to be something that they are not they tell you as it is and how it is if you listen and understand them. They don't pretend to have money and connections they simply have what they need when they need. They may strutt there stuff on occassions but then we all do that too lol To horses dressage is dancing and showing themselves off! Jumping is soaring high and jumping for the sky! Not all horses like jumping or dressage just listen and i am sure they will tell you where and how and what they like as all they are is honest :o)
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