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[ INDEX ] Equine Type: Horse Breed: Galiceno   [ PREV ] [ NEXT ]
Galiceno Flaxen Chestnut Coat (left view)
Flaxen Chestnut Coat (left view)
Galiceno Light Grey Coat (normal view)
Light Grey Coat (normal view)

Galiceno Buckskin Coat (front view)
Buckskin Coat (front view)
Galiceno Perlino Dun Coat (right view)
Perlino Dun Coat (right view)

The Galiceno is a small horse breed that originated in Mexico. It is a direct descendant of the original Spanish horses brought to South America by the Spanish conquistadors, and is therefore considered to be a heritage breed.

Origins:
Galiceno horses are the descendants of Portuguese Garrano horses and Spanish Galician ponies who were brought to Cuba and Mexico, in the end of the 15th century and the early 16th century, by Christopher Columbus, Hernan Cortes, and groups of Spanish settlers. These horses were allowed to roam and breed freely in the Mexican wilds, where only the fittest horses survived. The environmental conditions in Mexico reshaped these horses into the Galiceno breed.

The Galiceno in the USA:
Galiceno horses have smooth gaits, and some of them can also perform the "running-walk" gait, which makes them comfortable for trail riding. They also have good endurance and an intelligent mind, which is why they caught the attention of American breeders.

From 1958 until 1960, thousands of Galiceno horses were brought to the US. However, due to their small size, they never became as popular as other horse breeds, and their numbers gradually declined. Today, the Galiceno is a critically endangered breed.

Conformation:
Although Galiceno horses are shorter than 14.2hh, they have the body proportions of a horse, which is why they are considered to be a small horse and not a pony. In addition, although they have a small, narrow build they can carry adult riders nonetheless.

Galiceno horses have a light head with a straight profile, medium-sized ears that curve inwards, a small muzzle, a slightly arched neck, a short, straight back, and a sloping croup.

Performance metrics:
The following are the: range, average, (SD), and MOE of performance metrics of ordered Galiceno horses in Horse Isle (not bred ones). In rare cases, horses might have metrics outside of the range. Breeders can produce horses that are beyond this range.

Speed: 13.5-14.7, 14.1 (0.3), 0.06.
Sprint: 34-45, 39 (2), 0.43.

Accel: 0.85-1.02, 0.94 (0.04), 0.01.
Decel: 0.79-0.95, 0.88 (0.03), 0.01.

Jump: 4.77-5.04, 4.93 (0.06), 0.01.
Pull: 0.95-1.45, 1.18 (0.11), 0.02.

Turning: 44.87-58.57, 50.46 (2.92), 0.57.
Reverse: 2.2-2.8, 2.5 (0.1), 0.03.

Stamina: 39.65-43.92, 41.75 (0.93), 0.18.
Reaction: 0.62-0.73, 0.68 (0.03), 0.00.

Coats & Height:
Colors: bay, black, chestnut, grey, dun, and cream-diluted.

Additionals: flaxen, linebacked, mealy, rabicano, roan, sooty, dark mane & tail. The coat is always solid.

Height: 12hh to 13.2hh.
Galiceno Black Coat
Black Coat
Galiceno Ebony Black Coat
Ebony Black Coat
Galiceno Sable Black Coat
Sable Black Coat
Galiceno Mealy Black Coat
Mealy Black Coat
Galiceno Brown Coat
Brown Coat
Galiceno Sepia Brown Coat
Sepia Brown Coat
Galiceno Mealy Sepia Brown Coat
Mealy Sepia Brown Coat
Galiceno Red Bay Coat
Red Bay Coat
Galiceno Bright Bay Coat
Bright Bay Coat
Galiceno Liver Chestnut Coat
Liver Chestnut Coat
Galiceno Red Chestnut Coat
Red Chestnut Coat
Galiceno Flaxen Chestnut Coat
Flaxen Chestnut Coat
Galiceno Bright Sorrel Coat
Bright Sorrel Coat
Galiceno Golden Chestnut Coat
Golden Chestnut Coat
Galiceno Smoky Black Coat
Smoky Black Coat
Galiceno Smoky Brown Coat
Smoky Brown Coat
Galiceno Brown Buckskin Coat
Brown Buckskin Coat
Galiceno Buckskin Coat
Buckskin Coat
Galiceno Sooty Copper Palomino Coat
Sooty Copper Palomino Coat
Galiceno Copper Palomino Coat
Copper Palomino Coat
Galiceno Bright Palomino Coat
Bright Palomino Coat
Galiceno Blonde Palomino Coat
Blonde Palomino Coat
Galiceno Perlino Coat
Perlino Coat
Galiceno Cremello Coat
Cremello Coat
Galiceno Grulla Coat
Grulla Coat
Galiceno Red Dun Coat
Red Dun Coat
Galiceno Apricot Dun Coat
Apricot Dun Coat
Galiceno Dunskin Coat
Dunskin Coat
Galiceno Flaxen Mealy Dunalino Coat
Flaxen Mealy Dunalino Coat
Galiceno Perlino Dun Coat
Perlino Dun Coat
Galiceno Grey Coat
Grey Coat
Galiceno Sooty Liver Strawberry Roan Coat
Sooty Liver Strawberry Roan Coat


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