Galiceno Horses
Home | Press Room | Join Email List | Advertise | About Us | Contact Us | Sign InLivestock Of the World
Livestock
Breeds Of
Livestock Home
Alpacas
Alpacas
Bison
Bison
Cattle
Cattle
Chickens
Chickens
Dogs
Dogs
Donkeys
Donkey
Emus
Emus
Goats
Goats
Horses
Horses
Llamas
Llamas
Pigs
Pigs
Rabbits
Rabbits
Emus
Sheep
Turkeys
Turkeys
Yaks
Yaks
Yaks For Sale
Learn About

Horses
   About Horses
Horses for Sale At:
   Livestock Of America
   Livestock Of Canada




Sponsors


About Galiceno HorsesAbout Galiceno Horses



Galiceno horses were developed in Mexico, from horsesrnimported by Hernan Cortes, mostly thought to be Portuguese Garrano and GalicianrnPonies of Spain. It is thought that Sorraia blood was added at some point inrnthe breed's history. The ancestors of the Galiceno were among sixteen horsesrnlanded by Cortes during his Mexican invasion in 1519 for use in the mines andrnas transport. During the rest of the 16th century, conquistadors continued tornbring horses into what is now Mexico, including many small-framed,rnsmooth-gaited horses. Many of these horses eventually escaped or were releasedrnand formed feral bands in Mexico's mountainous interior. Over the next fewrncenturies, local inhabitants began to catch and use horses from the increasingrnpopulations; the type that eventually became the Galiceno was especially prizedrnin coastal regions. Galicenos were used by Spaniards in silver mines and asrnpack horses; in the latter role they moved further northward with the Spanishrnmissions and were sometimes lost in battle or stolen by Indians. These horsesrneventually became part of the Mustang herds of the American West, as well asrnplaying a role in the ancestry of the American Indian Horse.rnrn 

rnrnAlthough small in stature, they are generally considered arnhorse, rather than a pony, and are always solid-colored. In Mexico, they are anrnall-around horse, used for riding, packing and light draft. In the UnitedrnStates they are often used as mounts for younger competitors, although they arernalso found competing in Western events. rnrn 

rnrnGalicenos are extremely gentle in nature and easy to handle.rnWith such good disposition they are an excellent family horse. From the time ofrnthe conquistadors the Galiceno has performed conceivable tasks and hasrnaccomplished each with a remarkable native intelligence. Galicenos are bright,rnalert, and very quick to learn.rnrn 

rnrnAll solid colors are accepted for registration while albinosrnor pintos are not allowed. Their head shows refinement with good width betweenrnthe eyes, pointed ears, a large, lively eye, and a small muzzle; their neck isrnslightly arched with a clean throat latch and fits smoothly into the withers,rnwhich are prominent. Their body is smoothly muscled; the back short andrnstraight; the croup slightly sloped with a moderately high tail-set. Their hindrnquarters are set slightly more under the body than other breeds; their jointsrnare strong and well shaped; their shoulder is well sloped, giving a longrnstride; their forelegs have well muscled forearms. 

Horses for Sale

View Horses for Sale At

www.livestockofamerica.com/Horses/


www.livestockofCanada.com/Horses/
Livestock Of The World