Barb is a popular horse. They are best known for the
part they played in aiding the Spanish in conquering
the New World and adapting to the new environment. They
are prized for their soft gently ride. It has great
strength and lots of spirit. Spanish Barbs are highly
trainable, tractable, and love to please their riders.
They excel in endurance, are sure-footed, and are excellent
for working ranches. It is a medium sized horse and
reach maturity at the age of seven to nine years. Their
eyes are low and wide and they have large nostrils and
small ears. The neck is medium in length and very muscular.
Its back is short with only five lumbar vertebrae, and
only 15 to 16 ribs. They have extremely large, durable
hooves, and needs shoes in only the most extreme situations.