Post by Cassie James on Jul 30, 2020 7:32:47 GMT -6
Welcome to the Baroque Breed Association (BBA)
The term "baroque horse" is broad and generally describes a group of horse breeds that descended from a particular type of horse that was found in Europe during the Baroque era. Today, baroque type breeds are noted for retaining the distinguishing characteristics of those ancestral horses. Today, many baroque horses can trace their ancestry to the horses that were bred and raised on the Iberian Peninsula, known today as Spain and Portugal. They were originally bred for warfare, which highlighted their amazing temperaments and their ability to perform the movements that would, in later years, become known as the world famous, Airs Above the Ground.
Baroque horses tend to have a distinctive face, which is normally more convex or Roman. They have a thick neck which is more pronounced and developed than other breeds. Their body tends to be slender with a short back and a sloping croup which this allows for easier engagement and collected work. Their temperaments tend to be willing, brave, and friendly.
The main focus of the BBA is on the promotion and breeding of Baroque horses on Cavaletti.