About Monchino Horses
Monchino, or Monchinu, horses are indigenous to the Valle de
Guriezo in the Cantabria region of northern Spain, and the neighbouring Biscay
province. They are listed in the Official Catalogue of Livestock Breeds of
Spain (Catalogo Oficial de Razas de Ganado de Espana) in the group of
autochthonous breeds in danger of extinction. The word monchinu means
highlander, from the mountains, in Cantabrian.