Foals for Sale
At the beginning of the seventies, the farmer Samuel Flores Romano began to raise Pure Breed Spanish horses in the fields of "Los Alarcones" in Andujar (Jaén), and his products are branded with the same iron that was already being used on his fighting bulls. At present, his horses are raised in the fields of "El Palomar", in the municipal district of Povedilla (Albacete).
In 1971, Samuel Flores Romano, who had always had cross-bred horses to carry out tasks in farming the fighting livestock, was encouraged by his foreman José Cañones to acquire Spanish Pure Breed (PRE) - "because they ate the same as the rest" -. Accordingly, he bought, and transferred to the Jaén meadow of "Los Alarcones", the mares "Traillera", "Unida 1970", "Verdadera", "Uruguaya II", all from the brand of Francisco Fernández-Daza's y Fernández de Córdova; and "Muñeca III" and "Postinera", both from Luís de Miguel Romero (Marquis of Borja). Additionally, volume XIV of the Register of PRE Horses and Mares displayed, in the year 1973, all the previous mares under the name of Agropecuario Sierra Morena, a company set up in 1968, and of which the farmer is chairman.
The first products of this brand were sired by the studs "Hechicero X 1967", of the brand of the Marquis of Borja; and by "Cariñoso III 1956" of the widow of Terry. Nevertheless, volume XV of the Register of PRE also shows, under the name of Agropecuario Sierra Morena, S.A. the foal "Aladina II", daughter of "Aladina", of the brand of Agrícola Peralta; and the famous "Maluso". Also, all the products are entered with the rounded or buckle-shaped iron, a symbol that stems from the fact that its design is meant to imitate the buckles of the leather collars that are put on oxen and which the cowbell hangs from. A needle is what connects the oxen's collar, which diagonally crosses this iron, adorned horizontally with two small points.
The stud "Hechicero X 1967" was in charge of covering all the mares until the year 1976, when he was replaced by a son of "Cariñoso III" and of "Trainera" called "Animoso VII" of its own brand. Also, three studs of the Jerez-born Fermín Bohórquez Escribano - "Banderín III 1974", "Banderín III 1975" and "Gesto" - were used until the end of the seventies. "Banderín III 1974" and "Banderín III 1975" covered the mares until the year 1985. Later on, up to the year 2000, the mares were mainly covered by the studs "Destinado XXIV", "Jerarca III", "Glauco" and "Huracán X".
In order to look after the livestock more directly and promote it more, Samuel Flores Romano and his son Samuel Flores Santos-Suárez, decided in the year 2000 to transfer it to the meadow "El Palomar", in the Albacete town of Povedilla. Also, as of this same year, Samuel Flores Santos-Suárez took charge of administration, and begin to cover with a stud of their own iron called "Rallarin", son of "Peruano VI" and of "Llovizna". Later on, the main studs were "Excalibur", "Banderín XXI", "Efusivo V", "Pastelero VII" and "Ute".
THE BRAND TODAY
The herd has 20 breeding mares, and among the most veteran are "Pastora VII", " Rameada " and "Urgencia II". It also has "Historia SAM", "Hanuca SAM" and "Horquilla SAM" among the youngest. The mares are currently being covered by "Efusivo V", "Banderín XXI" and Ute."
The products of this brand arelarge in size, sturdy with sheep-like faces. They also have class, elegance, nobility and excellent movement, all the result of more than 35 years of selection.
In this brand, it was decided to create two lines; one larger and sturdier and another maintaining the “Cartuja” lineage.