The Andalusian Horse is one of the oldest breeds of horses in the world today. It is also now known as the Purebred Spanish Horse or PRE (Pura Raza Española; in English, Pure Spanish-bred). Pure Spanish Horses have been used for all manner of riding horses, and were the preferred mount of kings over many centuries. They excel in high school dressage and are used in cattle work and bullfighting in their native country of Spain. They are highly intelligent and learn very quickly. Pure Spanish Horses are popular as sport horses in many countries. They excel at classical dressage and are used for show jumping and other equestrian activities.