|Purebred & Crossbred Andalusians|
"Caballos de Cielo"
Pedazo de Cielo photograph by Elinor Angel
Azteca horse breeding in the United States is based on the combination of Andalusian and Quarter Horse or Paint bloodlines. There are breeders and registries dedicated specifically to this cross. Our Azteca horses are registered with the IALHA and eligible for double registration. Our breeding goals seek the characteristic conformation and movement of the Andalusian and the unique and varied coat colors and patterns of the American Paint. Pinto coloring was originally seen in the Iberian horse and inherited by American breeds descended from the Iberian horses brought to the new world by Spanish explorers. Modern breeding in Spain produces predominantly greys, a small percentage of bays, a smaller percentage of blacks, and some chestnuts are now registered. In Portugal the buckskin and palomino colors are also seen and the rare perlino and cremello diluted colors. Our ideal Azteca is a beautiful and talented horse, with the added appeal of an unusual color.