ABOUT THE WHITE HORSE IN RECENT TIMES
Andalusians & Camargue
The Camargue is the wide, marshy delta of the River
Rhone. The white horse of the Camargue is a distictive
breed and has its origins in prehistory, pehaps even in
the extinct Soutre Horse. There is some speculation it
may have been introduced to Spain and mixed with Andalusian
stock as the result of armed conquest. The Camargue is
very strong and is capable of running through belly-deep
water and mud.
Originated as abreed in 1580 when Archduke Charles
11 started a stud farm at Lipizza on the Adriatic coast.
He used imported Andalusians, Barbs and Berbers and bred
them to the local white Karst horses. Today Lipizzans
are mainkly white or grey and are very popular for dressage
and for Royal and ceremonial occasions.
For more information on white Lipizzans follow this link.
Named after Andalusia a province of Spain the Andalusian
has developed from the early Iberian horse which had its
roots in prehistory.Famed as the premier war horse from
BC until the early Middle Ages, an Iberian White was used,
for example, by William the Conqueror at the Battle of
Hastings. Exactly what perventage of this early stock
were white horses isn't known but the modern Andalusians
are 80% white. Andalusians are very popular for dressage
and like the Lipizzans are used by Royalty. More about
Andalusians, just follow this link.
In equine circles white horses are referred to as
For more information on horse
breeds follow this link.
saying 'White Horses' seems to have originated in the
Singapore Armed Forces but has found resonance in
America. White Horses are the sons of influential Singaporeans
including ministers, members of parliament, ex members,
doctors, and senior civil servants. If you know the origin
of this phrase and are familiar with the usage, especially
in the context of the White House & George Bush (see
below) , please drop a message in the Guestbook.
The dictionary definition is this "white
horse - a wave that is blown by the wind so its crest
is broken and appears white" In addition there
are several slang uses of the term.
House officials are considering buffing up George W.
Bush's image as a 'White Horse' during his Vietnam
years, and the slogan "From White Horse to White House"
has been chosen to highlight his years of service
in the US military."
"Bush Administration officials released a statement
White Horse system, where sons of prominent members
of society are carefully nurtured during their NS days"
- Talking Cock.Com
a discussion about the White
Horse System we suggest you read this article on the
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