DEll as we call him at home, has the classic docile temprement that the Andalucian is famed for, but having said that, he can have a real paddy and has stamped on my feet twice,(on separate occasions), with his front hooves, leaving me hopping about for weeks, he has a wicked sence of humour, but is also very loving. Pig headed as well, has always fought against his training, so it is so satisfying, to see how far we have come.
He does not have the typical high knee action of the old type of PRE. ( pura raza espanole)(pure bred spanish), for those that have seen the pre, before the name.
Dell is more straght actioned and does not have the traditional dishing action. he is soft in his action.
Well where to start,(cup of tea first). we have competed in spain, three times in the traditional High school, of the spanish school, in the village of MIJAS costa del sol, we imported dell from southern spain as a four year old, about six or seven years later we moved back to spain and that is where we competed, we came third on those occasions, against the spanish riders, also we have led the prossecion at the fuengirola ferrias, ridden at religous celebrations there so pleased with him, then we returned to the uk, and over the years we have ridden at Windsor, hartfordshire, at the breed show, now we do a little dressage, and also DRESSAGE ANYWHERE, on line its great, and public demonstrations, for charity in traditional dress, BUT our proudest moment, was to teach a 16 year old rider to ride a dressage test as the entrance exam for the hollowed SPANISH SCHOOL in JEREZ southern spain, we had 14 weeks from happy hacker to competent dressage rider capable of riding, half pass, flying changes,, counter canter , del did his job well, she rode a flawless test on the day at the beautifull school, and became the youngest rider to ever try for the entrance exam, there is more to it but i will be typing all night lol. sadly she did not fulfill her dream she only missed out by one sixth of a point, well i hope this fulfills your need for knowlege about us, there is so much more.
Delicioso is of the CARTHUSIAN strain of the Andalucian breed, his line was origanaly bred by the CARTHUSIAN MONKS, so you have the CARTHANO, and the ANDALUCIAN, and ths SPANISH HORSE, those not breed in andalucia (southern spain) .