I just acquired my first ever Andalusian. I’ve wanted one for ages. My colt is 18 mos old and has already hit puberty. The breeder had quite a few horses so he has not had a great deal of handling and is rather sensitive and dodgy/suspicious. He has a castration appt. set for Thursday this week. I am really hoping that “brain surgery” will seriously take the edge off. It has for other colts I’ve owned, but as this is my first Andy, I thought I would ask.
He’s generally sweet and sensible; not an idiot; but I think a lack of much or consistent handling, plus testosterone poisoning, has him feeling rather punchy so I’ve handled him fairly but cautiously. I’ve only had him going on 3 weeks, so he’s still settling in. I thought he was further along with that (the settling in part) as he was really very good about getting his hooves done on Saturday and I took his halter off when I turned him out. Then had the devil of a time getting it back on him on Sunday. So he is going to remain in that breakaway halter until after his hormones recede a bit.