Andalusians, or PREs are a breed of horse from Spain. Like any horse, there are good and bad examples of the breed. Most stallions managed by a reputable stud and whom are ANCCE registered are not going to be cross bred and so most cross breeds you see are the result of subpar stallions.
In Spain it is not customary to geld the horses, mainly due to their good nature, so it is easy enough for someone to get a hold of a riding quality only stallion and start breeding it Willy nilly. Leading to conformational trainwrecks, especially when crossed. JMO Andalusians require a very careful cross as the breed is so old, the type is so well engrained and it is very, very easy to make a frankenhorse.
They are also a little late to mature and I would not start one before 4, especially not a cross or one with questionable conformation.
As far as a breed type - the breed is very old so a majority of the kinks have been bred out. They are a hard working horse and when bred properly are extremely hardy and sound. They are extremely easy keepers, they drink less water than other horses, and tolerate temperature extremes well. The only thing I find is that they are very smart and if they learn something once, that is how it is. You have to be very careful in the training.
They are very versatile and take to things like jumping, learning a new trick, and doing dressage very easily.
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