Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: UK, South Wales
Andalusian breeder here.
We own 5 and 1 part-bred.
And I can honestly say, I don't think I'll ever get any other breed of horse again, haha. These horses are beautiful and I enjoy being around them.
I think I have the calmest stallion ever, he's stabled next to mares, he behaves so well, rides out with other horses and he's very friendly with people. I love him to bits, he's my baby, haha. But I still know he's a stallion, and always bare that in mind. As you know, all horses are unpredictable.
We do have 1 mare that is quite a handfull though, she's a bit too full on. She's not one of my favourites, I prefer them to be more laid back.
But I know most people only want them because they are pretty to look at.
We show ours and it is alot of work.
I also find my Andys suffer seperation anxiety... Where as none of my other horses have it. That's one thing I find with them and have noticed with other peoples horses at shows.
But they are really nice to ride.
Just do alot of reading up on them.
I am not a professional though, not at all, my mum knows alot more about that breed than I do, she's a fanatic and has loved this breed for years. I actually fine their becoming more and more popular here. Around 10 people own them in my area so far, it's nuts.
Also known as NiNo on other forums.