This is a print of my original work. I scan my drawings at home and print them in high-quality on glossy paper at 8×10 inches. Each print is then matted to 11×14 inches and is ready to pop into a standard picture frame and hung on a wall. All of my prints are shipped boarded and bagged with sustainable, recycled packaging that is attached to a foam board and shipped in a poly mailer. The watermark from the second image in this listing will NOT appear on your print and is only to protect my work from internet theft.
This adorable Andalusian stallion gives a cheeky look over his shoulder at the viewer. His mane is long and black, and he is illustrated on a map of Spain and Portugal.
The Andalusian, also known as the Pure Spanish Horse or PRE (pura raza española), is a horse breed from the Iberian Peninsula, where its ancestors have lived for thousands of years. The Andalusian has been recognized as a distinct breed since the 15th century, and its conformation has changed very little over the centuries. Throughout its history, it has been known for its prowess as a war horse, and was prized by the nobility. The breed was used as a tool of diplomacy by the Spanish government, and kings across Europe rode and owned Spanish horses. During the 19th century, warfare, disease and crossbreeding reduced herd numbers dramatically, and despite some recovery in the late 19th century, the trend continued into the early 20th century. Exports of Andalusians from Spain were restricted until the 1960s, but the breed has since spread throughout the world, despite their low population. In 2010, there were more than 185,000 registered Andalusians worldwide.