American Indian Horse
The Indian Horse of Today
Links to Web Sites of Interest
Other Colonal Spanish Breeds
The Paso Fino horse reflects its Spanish heritage through its proud carriage, grace and elegance. The Paso Fino has a proud past and is one of the oldest native breeds of horse in the Western Hemisphere. In 1492, Columbus discovered a continent without horses. On his second voyage from Spain, he brought a select group of mares and stallions from the provinces of Andalusia and Cordela, and settled them at Santo Domingo. These horses were a mixture of Barb, Andalusian and Spanish Jennet. The Spanish Jennet not only possessed an extremely comfortable saddle gait, but also was able to pass the gait on to its offspring. The result of the blending of these horses was horses with an incredibly smooth gait, which would evolve into the Paso Fino breed.
This horse, one of the world's last remaining naturally gaited breeds, is becoming a sensation among American horse enthusiasts for several very good reasons. There is "something for everyone" in this smooth, elegant animal; riding comfort, strength and stamina for the avid trail rider; calm tractable disposition so important in the family mount; arrogant, flashy presence and action which set the exhibitor and parader apart from others, and investment potential solidly supported by its relative rarity and increasing popularity.
It is the direct descendant of horses brought to the New World since the arrival of Columbus, imported by Spanish conquistadors during the 16th century and notably by Don Pedro Mendoza, founder of Buenos Aires, in 1535. Many of these war horses escaped or were abandoned, and rapidly returned to a more primal state in an environment perfect for their development, the Pampa. For the next four centuries, the Criollo breed adapted itself to the vast South American plains through the pitiless process of natural selection.
Brasil, one of the world's largest countries, with centuries of close political and cultural ties to Portugal and the Iberian peninsula, today boasts the largest population of horses descending directly from Iberian stock. More than 50% of all registered horses in this part of South America still reflect the influence and characteristics of the famous horses of the Conquistadors, the Jennet.
The Azteca breed is being developed right before our eyes. The target end result of the first phase of this more than 20 year old breeding program, the level A Azteca, is being achieved literally one horse at a time.
From cave paintings it is believed that the equid from which modern horses are derived resemble the modern Przewalski Horse. The large strong heads and erect manes depicted in these paintings bear a striking resemblance to this modern breed.
International Museum of the Horse, Kentucky Horse Park
Saddles & Tack
Saddle, Beaded Saddle Blanket, Painted Robe, and Beaded Saddle Bags.
Orthoflex saddles are built with a spring panel, which allows the horse more freedom of movement, unlike the traditional saddle design. Additionally, Orthoflex makes more special sizes, for horses and for people, than most saddle makers.
Australian Saddles, Western Saddles, English Saddles, Endurance Saddles
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Horse Tack, Supplements, Farm and Ranch Equipment!
To understand how to communicate with horses, we must understand their mentality and personality. Horses in the wild travel in herds and have herd instincts. Domesticated horses have inherited herd instincts from their ancestors.
Our theory is, that a horse is a horse, if you communicate with them in their own language and they understand what you are asking them to do
The Parelli Program is the world's first step-by-step, "do-it-yourself" horse development program.
No Worries Training For You and Your Horse!
Training for Your First 50 Mile Ride
Things of Interest
The Horse (Equus caballus) is a large ungulate mammal, one of the seven modern species of the genus Equus. It has long played an important role in transportation; whether ridden, or when pulling a chariot, carriage, horse-drawn boat, stagecoach, tram, etc.
We have developed a few pages to help you learn more about the genetics of some of our favorite horse colors.
A guide to fit the saddle to the horse.
A guide to fit the saddle to the rider.
Horse terms and other information.
The horse and rider how to web site.
RFD-TV, the first 24-hour television network dedicated to serving the needs and interests of rural America, and our city cousins alike.
Cherry Hill's Horse Information Roundup
Your Southern Source for Everything Horse!
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