received official vocation
The formation of the breed was influenced by gypsies, who, together with their pinto horses, first appeared on the British Isles in the 15th century. Here gypsy horses mixed with the local breed, which led to the appearance of the breed Irish or gypsy cob. Other British breeds also took part in the formation of the gypsy coba – Welsh ponies of all types, Dale, Fell, Highland, Kledesdal and Shire.
Until the mid-20th century, the tinker was not recognized as a separate breed. The systematic breeding of tinkers began only after the Second World War. In 1996, the Irish Cob Society was founded, which began the registration of tinkers. The Irish Cob Association has registered the first official founder of the breed, Cushti Bok stallion. Today in the world there are several pedigree books of gypsy cobs. Continue reading
General description of the breed
Bright representatives of the species can be safely called the standard of horse beauty. Since the Andalusian breed of horses is so strong and hardy, fast and graceful, outwardly impressively beautiful, that the images of these horses can be found on the canvases of Renaissance artists. The Spaniards have long ranked their horses as Pura Raza Espanola (Pure Spanish Horse or PRE), and also have a studbook.
Bay horse of the Andalusian breed
One of the most plausible versions of the appearance of the breed among the three well-known is recognized as such. When Muslims invaded the territory of Spain with their stallions in 711, there were domestic horses that looked like Portuguese sorai ponies. Continue reading