The Andalusian is of great spirit, great courage, and docile, hath the proudest trot and the best action in his trot, the loftiest gallop, and is the lovingest and gentlest horse and fit ingest of all for a king in a day of triumph . . . much more intelligent than even the best Italian horse and for that reason, the easiest dressed. It has such beauty, proud, bearing, natural high action, and docile loving temperament. He is strongly built, yet extremely elegant with cat-like agility and whilst he presents a picture of splendid animation, he is at all times amenable to the person riding or handling him.