Used to train Arabs. But at 81 couldn't ride stick-shift horse. Arthritis. Found one of those funny-running horses I'd seen in videos. Mount this spirited well-trained Paso Fino, and he'll stand all day. Squeeze & be ready to Go. He's tough. Rode in 11 classes, Springfield Ohio 2012 Regional, and he was show's high point horse. I'm not so tough this Spring. Hurts to mount. He's really a performance horse, but places in pleasure. Was Mich Horse Assn Country Pleasure Champion 2012.