Andrades are tall, powerful saddle horses, with rounded croup,
head profile nearly straight, very functional, with elegant
gaits, excellent for bullfighting, dressage and work.
most effective description of the Andrade bloodline comes from
the breeder himself, Ruy d'Andrade:
are short strong horses, valiant with the bulls, changing from
calm to ardent if spurred and from ardent to obedient if left
in peace; fast when running and rapid on turns; with good walk,
sensible to the spurs, submissive with good mouth, endless
strength in everything."
process used by Andrade differed from that applied to the Veiga
lineage according to Alfredo Baptista Coelho who writes: "Contrary
to Manuel Veiga, [Ruy d'Andrade] started from a solid morphological
base and tried to retain the most subtle qualities."
Andrade - as we know it today - was formed with the stallion
Principe VII, from Francisco Chica Navarro (FCN). He was a
grandson and great grandson of the "chief of line" Primoroso.