Andalusian Horse

Origins, Impact, and Crosses (w/ Pictures)

The power and grace of the Andalusian horse breed can be traced back to the ancient Greeks, Romans, and Iberian royalty. Like the Lusitano, the Andalusian horse hails from the Iberian peninsula of Spain.

The origins of the Andalusian date back to the Roman empire... However, the modern Andalusian more closely resembles the horses born in the  middle ages.


As Spanish conquistadors traveled to the Americas in the 16th century, they brought their Andalusians across the great sea to conquer the new world. The cultural impact from the arrival of these horses was huge...

Global Impact

Much of the longevity of the Andalusian is thanks to Carthusian monks. Tasked with keeping bloodlines pure, Carthusian monks kept meticulous breeding records...

Carthusian Monks and the Cartujano subtype