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What are some tips on caring for Andalusian horses?

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Some tips for caring for Andalusian horses are to provide the horses with a nutritious diet to minimize health problems, spend time combing out the horses' long manes to avoid tangles and itchy skin, and spending quality time with the horses to encourage bonding. The Andalusian horse is a very social animal and needs human companionship on a more frequent basis than other horse breeds, according to HorseJournals.

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To keep the Andalusian horse's mane long and healthy, the Fell Pony Society of North America recommends providing them with a nutritious diet with silica. It also recommends giving the Andalusian herbs such as red clover, burdock, echinacea and garlic as well as cider vinegar. These herbs help the hair grow in silky and keep the horse healthy.

The Andalusian horse also needs to be groomed on a regular basis. Too many Andalusian owners bathe their horses and forget to focus on the mane and the tail, according to the Fell Pony Society of North America. Andalusian owners should focus on cleaning the roots of the manes and the roots of the tails to get rid of grease, excess oil, dust and crud. On the other hand, owners should only brush the tails when they are getting ready to show the horses because too much brushing can make the tail hair fall out.

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