Animal Stories - Iberian Warmblood


Animal-World Information about: Iberian Warmblood

   The ancestry of the Iberian Warmblood dates back as far as 20,000 BC, making it one of the oldest breed of horse!
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Hanna - 2013-01-30
I have an 8 year old male who is not only beautiful but highly sensitive and a quick learner. He wants to please me and it shows in his training. He is my best friend and I cherish spending time with this curious steed. Extremely sound. I am having saddle fit problems because of his unusual body. Could use some advise on what others use.

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-01-31
    The Iberian Warmblood horse is one of my favorites, I'm so happy for you to have this breed. There are 2 things that are considered when choosing a saddle size/measurement. The obvious first one is that the saddle fits you. So like if the saddle is a '16' saddle', that means it has a 16' seat. So you sit in different seat sized saddles and find one that's comfortable for you.



    The other maesurement is the 'tree size' of the saddle itself. The tree determines both the width and length of the saddle, and so how it fits the horse. You will want to get one based on how wide the back of our horse is. They come in three tree sizes: narrow, medium, and wide, as well as being custom made. Skinny horses need a narrow, many horses fit a medium, but often big warmblood breeds (and little round ponies) need wide trees.  It really depends on your horse, good luck:)
  • Kathleen - 2013-03-27
    saddle Circle G Saddles Grace A Bundy 26065 Bundy Ln. Culdesac Idaho, 83524 1-208-843-5538 Her email is bundyga@cpcinternet.com
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Anonymous - 2012-01-23
These are AMAZING horses. I give them 5 stars

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-01-24
    Beautiful
  • Ellen - 2012-02-06
    IBERIAN WARMBLOOD horses are some of the most lovely horses there ever was! I am a fan of THEM!
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Trista - 2013-04-30
I just bought a 7 year old Iberian sporthorse gelding. I have only had him for two weeks, and we are already falling in love. I have never met a breed with such a keen, curious, attentive and loyal temperment. He is incredible.

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Anonymous - 2012-04-02
How old does a mare have to be so you can breed her? Someone told me you can breed a mare/filly at ONE(!!!) year-old. This sounds cruel. But if it is true could someone please tell me? Also, would breeding a (healthy) light 15 hand high horse to a 17 hand high + stallion produce a to-large foal for the horse to give birth to? Thanks for all replies.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-04-02
    A mare can come into season as early as a year old but usually two. It is risky to breed her at that young an age as they are not completely grown and developed untill the age of 4 or 5 so it is not recommended that you breed a mare before the age of 4 or 5. The hand high size of the male versus the female is not the only consideration when determining a mate. If the female and male are the same build, slender, full grown it is probably find. However, if you are breeding a heavy large boned sturdy male at 17 HH+ with a slender fine bones female at 15 HH, it is probably risky. So it isn't just how many Hands High, it is the build - the breed.
  • Anonymous - 2012-04-13
    So I wanted to breed my (pure) arabian 15hh mare to a 17.1hh WB stallion, is this OK? Thanks...
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