We have been looking forward to a new Cloud Ranch horse and it is absolutely extraordinary. Following in our Greek theme for the Cloud Ranch horses, this horse is named after Demeter the goddess of the harvest and presides over grains and the fertility of the earth. Although Demeter was most often referred to as the goddess of the harvest, she was also goddess of sacred law and the cycle of life and death.
The Azteca is a horse breed from Mexico, with a subtype, called the “American Azteca”, found in the United States. The breed appeared around 1972 down in Mexico. They are well-muscled horses that may be of any solid color, and the American Azteca may also have Paint coloration. This makes for an amazing Large Flat Racer.
Mane/Tail: Fish Tail Braid
Race Type: Large_Flat
Coat – Does NOT pass
Mane, Tail, & Eyes – CAN pass
Accessory: Crown – No special mane is required to use the accessory
You will be able to get Demeter in the the Cloud Ranch vendors at the ABC Main Shop and Satellite locations for 75000 coupons.
More about the Azteca Breed!
The Azteca is a horse breed from Mexico, with a subtype, called the “American Azteca”, found in the United States. They are well-muscled horses that may be of any solid color, and the American Azteca may also have Paint coloration. Aztecas are known to compete in many western riding and some English riding disciplines. The Mexican registry for the original Azteca and the United States registries for the American Azteca have registration rules that vary in several key aspects, including ancestral bloodlines and requirements for physical inspections. The Azteca was first developed in Mexico in 1972, from a blend of Andalusian, American Quarter Horse and Mexican Criollo bloodlines. From there, they spread to the United States, where American Paint Horse blood was added.
The three foundation breeds of the Azteca are the Andalusian (defined by the Mexican registry as either Pura Raza Española or Lusitano), American Quarter Horse, and Mexican Criollo or Criollo militar. They were chosen to produce a breed that combined athletic ability with a good temperament and certain physical characteristics. Azteca stallions and geldings measure between 15 and 16.1 hands (60 and 65 inches, 152 and 165 cm) at the withers, while mares stand between 14.3 and 16 hands (59 and 64 inches, 150 and 163 cm). The ideal height is 14.3–15.1 hands (59–61 inches, 150–155 cm). Both sexes usually weigh from 1,000 to 1,200 pounds (450 to 540 kg). The facial profile of the breed is straight or convex and the neck slightly arched. Overall, they are well-muscled horses, with broad croup and chest, as well as long, sloping shoulders. Gaits are free and mobile, with natural collection derived from the Andalusian ancestry of the breed. The breed is found in all solid colors, although gray is most often seen. White markings are allowed on the face and lower legs by breed associations. The American Azteca registry also allows non-solid pinto coloration.