The horse Menorcan is one of the best known emblems of the island. It is also the protagonist of the popular festivities of all the towns and cities of Menorca.
The Horse Menorcan
The horse Menorcan is a breed of horse of the island of Menorca. This type of horse has a very old existence. It is believed that this race has preserved its existence for centuries and is now one of the icons of Menorca. Some studies place if origin in the southern horses of the peninsula and is close relative of the horse race Mallorcan and Catalan. We all come to mind the image of a horse menorcan in the midst of a fuss of popular festivities. And it is that more than two hundred years that are used for the celebrations of Sant Joan. Long before, even, that they would be used to perform jobs in the field. In fact, thanks to the festivities of the island, the demand for this animal has increased exponentially. Now there are many who want to own a horse in Menorca. And it is that it is the animal is different from the rest of horses.
Characteristics of Horse Menorcan
This type of horse is an animal of very calm and obedient character. It's also usually very strong. It is characterized by being black and having an elongated trunk. As well as having a low tail with medium-sized ears and divergent orientation. This type of horse is ideal for riding. Usually satisfies all types of rider and is very patient with tourists who want to enjoy a ride around the island mounted on their backs. Although it is one of the best races for high school and has its own dressage, dressage Menorquina. The Menorcan dressage is a different variety of dressage recognized by the Equestrian Federation of the Balearic Islands. It is characterized as a sportier discipline with its own rules and modalities. His most curious aspect is that the rider must hold the reins of the animal with one hand. The Menorcan dressage has its origin in the traditional festivities of the island and recognize all the natural air of the horse, step, trot and gallop.
The Menorcan-bred horse has good character and easy to train. It is characterized by being a very noble animal
As a curious fact, we know that the horse Menorcan was recognized as a race in 1988. And that at present, there are more than 3,000 horses of race cared for by the Association of breeders and owners of Minorcan horses. If you want to meet a horse menorcan, we recommend that with your rental car visit some of the horse riding around the island. There are several farms that offer visits and excursions varied throughout the geography.