About Spanish-Norman Horses
Spanish-Norman horses are considered to be an exclusive and
rare breed. Genetically Spanish-Norman horses are a blending of Andalusian and
Percheron horses. They are suited for many disciplines including fighting. They
were used on the battlefields in Europe by noblemen.
In 1991 the Spanish-Norman Horse Registry was created to
record the pedigrees of this special breed. The Registry was started by Allan
and Linda Osterman Hamid of Hamid Hill Farm, Ltd., Woodbury, Connecticut.
They stand between 15.5hh and 17 hands. Their colors include
gray, bay, and black. They are an extremely athletic breed, are calm, docile,
intelligent, easy to train, willing, have long arched necks, short backs, solid
shoulders, powerful hindquarters, excellent hooves and strong legs. They have
large expressive eyes; long graceful necks; laid back shoulders that blend
smoothly into short backs; strong hindquarters; and sturdy feet and legs. They
are forward and free movers, collected with extension and elevation.
Because of their power, grace, athletic ability, size and
the above characteristics they are used in jumping, eventing, dressage and
driving. They perform in medieval games and historical re-enactments, are also
excellent pleasure, parade and exhibition horses.