Ok so there is an Andalusian mare at the barn I work at, and she is 9 years old and only halter trained. Her owners said that in the Andalusian breed people only train the geldings and stallions, which confuses me. Anyone know why or how this is, or heard of why? It doesn't seem to make any sense to me why someone would own an Andalusian mare, or rather, any horse and just have them halter trained because of how the certain breed is looked after? I mean...I feel sorry for this poor horse...she's kept out to pasture all day, then brought into the barn every night, only halter trained, and her owners come out maybe once a week to groom her to pristine cleanliness only to turn her back out to the pasture because of the breed... It just doesn't make any sense to me. Can anyone understand this and explain why this would be done?