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The best indication of a good breeder is the health and happiness of the horses at the facility, as the horses will reflect their overall treatment and conditions. Find a high-quality breeding facility with information from an Andalusian breeder in this helpful video on horse breeds.
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Hi, my name is Carla Shown. I'm the owner of Moonstruck Meadows, a small Andalusian breeding operation in La Center, Washington. I'm here to talk to you today about how to select a good Andalusian breeder. I would say, if you possibly can, go to the breeder's facility and see what their operation is like. Do the horses look healthy and happy? I would say that's the number one important thing, and talk to the breeder. Find out what they're breeding for and what are the most important things to them about their horses and the breed. Also, it would be a great help to you if you could decide what you are looking for in your horse before you went to an Andalusian breeder, or started talking to a breeder. That's the one thing I'll always ask people is, what do you want your horse to do? Is it going to be a family horse, or are you going to have your children around the horse? Are you going to show your horse, or are you going to do dressage? Do you want to trail ride? Do you want to drive? Do you want to breed? Because each one of those things can help a breeder help you choose the right horse. I would suggest that you take your family, and if you're looking for a riding horse, please ride the horse. That's the whole point of you buying it. Try to go see the horse more than once. Most breeders will provide you a video of the horse, along with pictures and credentials of the horse, if it's older. If it's a young horse, perhaps their parents have those credentials that they can share with you, as well as video of the parents, and maybe siblings, or half-siblings, of the horse you're looking at. The more information you get, the better decision you can make, and the more information you give the breeder, the better that breeder can match you with the right horse.
Specialty: Andalusian Breed