Today’s Horse Facts: The Galiceno

The Galiceno is a rare breed of horse that few people know much about.

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Today’s Horse Facts: The Galiceno Horse

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(All facts taken from the websites cited at the end of the post)

 

If you’re a horse lover, then maybe you’ve heard of the breed called the Galiceno. Well, I am a horse lover, but I’ve never heard of this little beauty until I did research looking for different breeds of horses. This is an amazing little horse that most people know nothing about. Let’s see how well you know the Galiceno. Here’s your T/F quiz:

  1. The Galiceno was developed in Mexico in the 16th Century with horses from Spain and Cuba.
  2. They were first imported  to the United States in the 19th Century around the time of the U.S. Civil War.
  3. The Galiceno horse is also considered a pony.
  4. They are only about 12 to 13.2 hands high.
  5. Galicenos can be any color.
  6. In the 1959, the U.S.A. created a formal breed registry.
  7. They are strong enough that children and adults can ride them.
  8. They are shown in  different classes, even as jumpers.
  9. They have a smooth gaited run that’s a comfortable ride.
  10. The breed is considered  rare and is still few in numbers.

Here are the answers to today’s horse facts quiz. Let’s see how you did:

  1. T
  2. F  They weren’t imported into the U.S.A. until 1958!
  3. F
  4. T
  5. F  They can be any solid color, but pintos and albinos are not allowed.
  6. T
  7. T
  8. T
  9. T
  10. T

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Now, tell me if you knew much about this cute little breed of horse.

To learn more about this fascinating breed, visit:

http://horsebreedslist.com/horse-breeds/50/galiceno

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galiceno

Happy riding!

Marsha

www.marshahubler.com

http://pinterest.com/marshahubler/

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When nasty gang member Wanda Stallord comes to Keystone Stables, she wants nothing to do with Skye or the horses. All Wanda wants to do is shoot pool and run away. But when a barn fire and Wanda’s disappearance occur at the same time, Skye determines to love Wanda into a decent human being.

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