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post #11 of 12 Old 05-17-2013, 09:23 PM
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I've worked with Andalusians for a time. They aren't my cup of tea because of the "sparkle", I guess. A lot of people flock towards them because of their beauty and while thats perfectly fine, I like the rejects better.

Anyways, the breed seemed very well tempered as a whole, smart, athletic and agile. You can obtain false collection very easily so if you're into dressage, please know and understand the difference between actual, true collection and false collection.

The stallions I've worked with were good tempered. The mares were sweet. The foals were...well, foals! Their motion is fluid and sweeps the ground. The ones I've ridden had bucks like a rocking horse and were very easy to sit and drive through. They can be quick and sharp when they want to be bad.

Depending on the discipline, saddle fit might be difficult. I knew a woman who had to buy her Andy stallion a custom western saddle because every other western saddle didn't fit him. I've never had much of a problem fitting dressage saddles though.

You have to take care of that mane and tail though. Thats quite a hassle in itself. Cowboy Magic will be your new best friend.

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post #12 of 12 Old 05-18-2013, 01:40 AM
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Just a comment on the mane and tail: all 3 of the Andalusians I've had have had tails to the ground. 2 of them had manes about a foot long while one of my current 2 Andys has a mane past his shoulders - almost a yard long. Personally I love fussing over my horses so the mane and tail care has not been a problem at all. I use Cowboy Magic Detangler and an Orvus wire pin brush. I start at the bottom and work up. It takes a few minutes but that's all. The horse with the super long mane usually gets it done up in a running/French braid before riding. It takes literally 3 minutes for me to braid his mane.

What is a lot more trouble, is the white color. OY! About 75% of Andalusians are grey turning to white with age (born dark). One of the 3 I've had was a bay but the other 2 are grey/white and they are a lot of work to keep looking clean. I'm sure the bay was just as dirty, but the dirt didn't show on her. I gave one of my white ones a bath yesterday and today I had to use Cowboy Magic Greenspot Remover to get the big manure stains off his side.
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