18 Years Young - I don't doubt for a second that he has 10-15 good riding years left in him. He would also make an outstanding pasture ornament!
Healthy, sound, and incredibly beautiful.
Absolutely breathtaking looks. Tall and elegant. A "Most Classic Head" winner.
A FUN ride for an experienced rider. Extremely sensitive. Moves off of seat and leg. Very forward, BIG uphill gaits. Formerly a western game horse and he still has some heat. Has been ridden dressage for the last 4 months or so. His movement is VERY appropriate for dressage. Quirky, adorable personality. Gets bored in the pasture and LOVES attention. He must go to a home with someone that is familiar with Arabians.
I do not have his papers. I didn't need them so I never tried to get them. Might be able to get them through the AHA.
At some point in time this horse was in a trailer accident of some sort. He still loads but he sweats and "piaffes" while on the trailer. In general he gets VERY nervous in "unfamiliar" confined spaces. Thankfully he gets over his fear after only a couple of exposures.
I would be willing to take this horse back if he doesn't work out or gets to the point that he is no longer rideable. Other then the abovementioned quirks there is NOTHING wrong with this horse. He was given to me and I just don't have time for him.
Oh he is gorgeous. Wish I had spot for him. I love my arabs and the breed in general. If I didn't already have 3 horses, I would be very interested. I recently changed disciplines from Western to dressage.
Good luck placing him.
In what area of Iowa is he located? And does he have any tendency to buck or rear under saddle? I don't mind a little "heat" but want something I can trust. I have four Arabians now, but two are retirees, one a yearling, and the other is lazy under saddle. I am looking for one to be my main riding horse - dressage and hunter.
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