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4th March 2012, 06:57 PM
Hi all,
Hopefully someone here will be able to advise me or at least some of you will be able to give me your opinions.
I have a few questions with regards to the breed:
1/ Is it feasible for a gelding of 15yrs to live out 24/7 - if rugged and fed as necessary??
2/ Is it feasible for one to stay barefoot rather than being shod (obviously I would get advice from farrier/vet first)?
3/ Is it feasible to still be able to compete an Andalucian of this age and for them to lead an energetic life?

I have researched about the breed as thoroughly as possible but for some reason couldn't find anything specific about the above. Obviously I am aware that the answers to most of the above will be down to management and care, but I am looking for you general opinions!

Please, please help!

Ta x

4th March 2012, 07:15 PM
I would say yes to all of your questions. PRE's are know for their good feet and soundness. They work well into their twenties. As for living out I'd say rug as necessary and he should be fine :)

4th March 2012, 08:17 PM
Ask Milly!

Nut if they are like frsians then yes too all of the above

5th March 2012, 09:12 PM
Thank you guys.


5th March 2012, 09:43 PM
I would say yes to all your questions, especially the barefoot one as they generally have great feet.