The Spanish purebred horse “PRE” (Pura Raza Espanola) is of pure Iberian origin, and also known as Andalusian (word created in 1912 as an english terminology for Pura Raza Española). This horse bred comes from the south of Spain, a province called Andalucía. The origin of this breed is not entirely known, however, there are facts that date this breed in Spain before the Roman era. In Spain and Portugal the Spanish horse is highly valued and first choice for the discipline of Rejoneo (bullfighting). As a horse, the breed takes pride on a few common characteristics that make them unique and different from any other breed. Over its period of development, the Andalusian has become one of the most cherished breeds of horses in the world. They have been selected for its ability to learn, athleticism, beauty, stamina and wonderful temperament. Do to their generous character they allow stallions, without being gelded, to participate in all equestrian events, ridden by both adults and children.
In addition, even the Mares have gained popularly and interest. In Spain, until now mares were usually not ridden, only bred and shown in morphology classes. However, most have the same, or more potential than a Spanish stallion, and are now becoming more popular on the riding world. The breeding of these horses, especially in Spain as distinction from other countries, is done in an almost purely free environment. Mares spend about a whole year with their foal to guarantee their correct growth and development.
Their physical apperance is one of the best aspects of the horse, a height of between 155-165 cm, with a strong arched neck and a well-defined wither. They have an abundant mane and tail usually thick and long. Big and vivacious eyes; A broad chest, and a round and powerful croup. The horse has also very harmonious proportions. The most common coat of the Spanish horse is called “Tordo/a” (Grey), nowadays black and bay horses are very popular although more exclusive. Other colors like Chestnut, Palomino, cremellos, and perlinos are currently accepted for inscription by the studbook but are more rare. They are noble horses easy to correct, and teach, which makes them suitable for show where their morphology, power, and docility are judged. Their gaits are smooth and very comfortable for riders. Its traditional high knee action has caught many riders’ attention. It is the ideal horse, for either a trail ride or high-level competition in disciplines such as dressage, or Alta Escuela. Today the their physical appearance and flashy action make it one of the world's most desirable riding horses.The breed is also used extensively in movies, especially historical and illusory pictures.