California Vaquero


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Official Breed Representative:

Name: Black Rose
Breed Origin:
USA
Gender:
Mare
Color:
Black
Registry:
California Vaquero Horse Association

 

“The Spanish horse that helped shape California.”
— The California Vaquero Horse Association

 

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About The California Vaquero Horse:

1769: Spanish missions became known for producing well bred Spanish horses.

1830-1848: Thousands of Spanish horses were traded for goods and furs. They traveled to their new homes on a route that became known as, “The Old Spanish Trail.” Large numbers of these horses escaped or were stolen.

1980: Forty miles away from the Old Spanish Trail a group of special wild horses was discovered.

1997: Genetic testing proved that they were indeed Spanish horses. They are considered critically endangered with less than 100 known individuals worldwide. Typically standing 14.0-14.2hh. Dun and grulla coloring is most commonly seen.

2018: To honor the past and to help preserve their future a bill was introduced that could make them the official state horse of California.

 
 

Real Life Breed Examples:

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