WHAT IS AN AZTECA?



The Azteca is a cross between the Andalusian (PRE) and the American Quarter Horse,  producing an Azteca D, ie first generation.

The official registry was set up in Mexico in 1972 and the Azteca was given the prestigious title of National Horse of Mexico.

The ideal Azteca should be a good balance between both breeds, but the overall bone density should favour the Spanish blood, as should the temperament. The average height being 15.2 to 16hh and all solid colours are accepted.

They are slow to mature and their mellow disposition means few colts are gelded. Aztecas are a very sociable breed, true to their Andalusian roots. They are much more people orientated than equine orientated and they tend to form strong bonds with their owners.

They are able to perform with ease in all disciplines due to their superb athletic abilities, amazing temperament and extreme intelligence. Thus making them a pleasure to train and work with.

There are still only a handful of these horses in the UK and they are a relatively unknown breed.

Above information  by courtesy of the Aztec Stud, Leicestershire


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