Today’s Horse Facts: The Camarillo White Horse
(All facts taken from the websites cited at the end of the post)
The Camarillo White Horse is a breed that I’d never heard of before I saw information about it on the Internet. Now that I know a little about the breed, I realize I’ve seen them on TV, but I never knew what breed they were. And what a gorgeous, fascinating breed it is. Have you ever heard of a Camarillo? Let’s see if you can ace our ten-question T/F quiz:
- The first Camarillo White Horse was a Spanish Mustang stud named Sultan.
- The breed is less than 50 years old.
- A man named Adolfo Camarillo from California developed the breed.
- The man Camarillo crossbred his Spanish Mustang Sultan with Morgans.
- The Camarillo White is born black and turns white with age.
- Until 1987, Camarillo Whites were owned only by the Camarillo family.
- True white is a very difficult and rare color to achieve, as statistically there is only a 50% chance of producing living white offspring from any given mating, regardless of the color of the other parent.
- In 1991, there were only 60 Camarillos left.
- In 1992, the Camarillo White Horse Association was formed.
- Camarillos appear regularly in famous events like the Rose Bowl Parade.
Here are the answers to today’s horse facts quiz. Let’s see how you did:
- F It’s less than 100 years old.
- F It is born white and has a pink skin; it stays white its entire life.
- F In 1991 there were only 11 Camarillos left.
To learn more about this beautiful unusual breed, visit:
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