Baca Chica Colonial Spanish Horse Preservation Program
The Blue Oaks Center is dedicated to preserving the legacy of the Baca Chica Colonial Spanish horse. The combination of great beauty, athletic ability, and historic importance makes this breed a very significant part of the historic heritage of North America.
In 2015 Blue Oaks Center was founded to preserve this rare strain of America’s first horse while utilizing its unique mild character and temperament in Equine Therapy. Blue Oaks Center is proud to announce the arrival of four new foals in 2017, the hope for the Baca Chica Spanish Horse Survival.
This is extremely significant because there are only 12 breed-able mares and 2 stallions in existence today.
Our Breeding Program
Due to the rare heritage and current preservation status, three Universities are providing guidance through DNA sampling and genetic analysis for the Blue Oaks Center’s breeding program.
Dr. Phillip Sponenberg, Virginia Tech University Dr. E. Gus Cathran, Texas A &M University Dr. Amy K. McLean & Dr. Jim Murray University of California at Davis
Blue Oaks Center is committed to the preservation of the Baca Chica Colonial Spanish Horse in three major areas: genetics, conformation and their therapeutic character. All horses at the Center are handled and taught using Natural Horsemanship theory and techniques.