Tintagel Andalusians - Andalusian For Sale
Our breeding program focuses on temperament, type, and athletic ability in all our horses. The movement we strive for is elevation with extension, rhythm, balance, harmony and cadence. We do not want warmblood movement nor do we want the extreme lateral swinging and lack of foreword propulsion that was popular in past. The ideal Andalusian movement lays between these two: elevation with extension from the shoulder, rhythm, balance, harmony and cadence. The ideal Andalusian should easily lower the haunches and push from behind in such a way that the front end "pops" in the air and barely touches the ground. We also try to breed our horses in a height range of 15-16 hands as this leaves the horse with ideal proportions for best balance.
Tintagel Enterprises, Ltd. 80 Easthampton Road, Westhampton, MA. E-mail: : email@example.com
Súper de Susaeta - 4 Year old Andalusian Stallion for sale - Sired by Impaciente II - Quality, good temperament and beauty!!!❤️❤
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Tintagel AndalusiansWe have two distinct bloodlines that we breed from. Our first line traces back to Military and Jose Escalera blood. These lines are renown for their extraordinary easy to handle temperaments and the breeders have always stuck to true Spanish type and correct movement regardless of any show ring trends in Spain. Most of our horses trace back to the legendary Maluso father of Agente who is considered the ideal prototype in Spain. This is also the source of our color line, providing us with black and bays. "Born Broke" is the best phrase that describes the temperament of these horses, very commonsense and easy to handle. Truly a king`s horse, they will pep up and be showy and fancy for a professional yet put a child or novice on them and they are quiet as a backyard pet. They are compact and have a real balance and harmony in their movements and conformation. The second lines of Andalusians we breed are certain Terry bloodlines crossed with Military lines. This gives hybrid vigor within a purebred horse. With our dressage mare Caprichosa N and our Aureolo VII offspring, we are very excited about the extreme athleticism of these horses. The neurological systems of these horses are wired for extreme suppleness and amazing proprioception. This makes them agile and quick with a power that has to be felt. It also makes them very sensitive and light to the riders` aids. These horses are kind yet have an arrogance and drive that makes them suitable for competing at the highest international levels. They are true warhorses possessing strong characters and immense fire and power. These are the Andalusians that are changing the face of open competition dressage.
When you buy a Tintagel foal you are buying a lot more than the horse, you are buying training, nutrition and a foundation unlike any other farm provides. This foundation starts in utero where each mare has a custom analyzed feeding program based on her nutritional needs. Free choice minerals and special attention to amino acid balance is given so each mare has the best possible chance to have strong healthy foals. Once born, all of our foals are imprinted and handled extensively so that by two days old they all lead, tie, clip, load, etc.. At approximately three days old our foals get seen by our chiropractic trained veterinarian. Birth is very strenuous process for the foal, not to mention it has been curled up tightly for months, and slight subluxations of the vertebrae are common, yet easily fixed.
The foals are then checked periodically to ensure that they continue to be, and grow, straight and even. This investment is well worth it. Foals that receive this much health care and handling grow up with advantages that last a lifetime. They are calm when exposed to new activities and experiences and trust their human counterparts since a horse comfortable in their body will be comfortable in their mind.
Training then continues extensively at three months to start asking for more obedience to the handler so they develop a confidence that prepares them for when they are weaned. All the while receive constant hoof care every few weeks to ensure even bone growth and benefit from our comprehensive nutritional program.
This program doesn`t over feed protein or sugar, the most common mistake with foals; instead we focus on balance of nutrients. This balance is the most important part of a growing foals diet, not how much they eat but how much they absorb. Most of our foals eat far fewer concentrates than is usual because the diet is so well balanced they absorb more nutrients from less feed. They hold condition and grow evenly instead of in sporadic spurts. We try to use only the minimal amount of chemical wormers or vaccines in all our horses to insure their immune systems are not overly taxed which can be a cause of autoimmune disorders later in life. Fecals and blood antibody titer levels are checked constantly to ensure the foals have all the defenses they need against worms and sickness without overdoing it.
This complete and comprehensive program is possible because we don`t mass produce foals and we have the time and knowledge to raise them in this manner. When you buy a Tintagel born and bred foal you are getting far more than the horse. You are getting everything from our carefully researched bloodline matches through the most complete, holistic based health care and handling. Why all this time and effort? We love our horses so much and this breed is so giving in nature they deserve nothing less. A happy healthy, confident horse means their human will be, thus honoring the spirit of each other and providing the best opportunity to grow and learn together.
Sarah HollisSarah Hollis grew up just outside Philadelphia and started riding at the age of three. She started off riding Thoroughbreds and Saddlebreds in Hunter and Pleasure divisions. Sarah`s interest soon turned to dressage with its same elements of concentration and discipline that were required for her fine art courses she was studying in school. The combination of technical knowledge and creative intuition required for both subjects appealed to her innate artistic sense as well as her love of the sciences.
The penchant for disciplined challenges soon gave Sarah the reputation for handling the most difficult of horses. These experiences made Sarah aware that most of the behavioral problems she was seeing had their source in physical discomfort somewhere in the animal`s body. Having a horse herself who suffered from chronic lameness issues that did not respond to regular veterinary treatment, Sarah was one of the earliest people to use veterinary chiropractic and acupuncture with great success. (This veterinarian was Dr. Judith Shoemaker who continues to be an amazing and important source of information and education.) This led to attending clinics on muscle therapy and studying other alternative therapies like homeopathy and herbs. All the while Sarah continued her dressage studies under various coaches of different schools. Sarah then attended college for Animal Studies where she studied physiology, anatomy and nutrition in depth. While in school Sarah took a semester and got certified in Equine Trigger Point Myotherapy, which is a comprehensive form of muscle therapy.
After receiving her Bachelor`s degree, Sarah started practice as a myotherapist and continued to study dressage in great depth. After studying with a German system trained dressage instructor for over a year Sarah was in severe pain within her own body and incredibly disillusioned with the whole competitive notion of dressage. She was then fortunate to find a British teacher named Jill Wilcox who was ahead of her time in focusing on the horse`s body and it`s interaction with the human body. This new and classical approach led to a new study of the classic masters of France and Portugal. This, combined with her modern understanding of anatomy, led her to know not only what techniques would work on a horse but WHY, a truly holistic approach to riding.
While practicing her muscle therapy, Sarah grew frustrated when she couldn`t make improvements in the animals the way she knew she could because of other elements affecting the horse - the way the person rode, the shoeing on the horse, the animal`s daily routine and housing, etc. She knew that to be totally effective she was going to have to do more. In the years that followed, Sarah moved back to Massachusetts where she had gone to school, and started teaching and training full time. In this time she started combining her skills so a horse in her care had the best physical care as well as the best training she could provide.
Sarah was always a fan of the circus arts and attracted to the animal acts that expressed the inner beauty of the animal and the deep partnership that was apparent in the best trainers` acts. At the age of six she was teaching the neighborhood dogs to climb trees and pull sleds and a variety of `odd` dog tricks. Her equine trick training started when her veterinarian told her about her old lame horse `you`d better teach him tricks because he`ll never be good for much else.` That was almost twenty years ago and Sarah`s skills have developed and honed over the years and she now has trained dozens of trick horses in a variety of tricks and acts. Sarah also realized the physical and mental value in tricks because even a lame, stall bound horse can be trained to do something which not only keeps them mentally stimulated but acts as gentle stretching for them physically. Many of the `crippled` horses Sarah was given ended up being riding sound after her physical care and trick routines!
Sarah`s penchant for understand motivation and cause and effect in animals makes her especially effective in training young horses. Her youngsters have been described as `little old lady proof`. Sarah usually takes longer to start a young horse than most but the advantages are apparent in the following years when the horse has a amazingly calm outlook to new experiences and can progress with the higher levels of riding work rather easily since such a wide base of mental skills and physical development was put on them early.
When a horse comes into training at Tintagel, it has all elements of its life managed to the last detail, from nutritional workups and physical exams to providing toys and activities for the mental state of the animal to make its life with humans as enriching as possible by allowing their daily life to resemble nature`s routine as much as possible. This applies to the foals born on the property as well.
The fascination with Andalusians began over twenty years ago when Sarah first joined the Association in 1983. After purchasing her first one in 1990, Sarah`s herd soon increased over the years. The breeding program was carefully researched for many years and was recently expanded with mares and stallions chosen from select bloodlines, which have the temperament and movement she desired. Although Andalusians are bred and always present at Tintagel, Sarah has trained many breeds and has experience with everything from Warmbloods to Friesians, Lipizzans, Saddlebreds, drafts, and others.
Sarah also spent many years on the Board of Directors for the International Andalusian and Lusitano Horse Association and started the first show for Andalusians ever in New England in 1995. Sarah currently serves on the USEF Andalusian Committee, is the IALHA liaison with the USDF, is on the USDF All Breeds Committee, and is on the Board of Directors for the Animal Trigger Point Myotherapists Association.
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