Al is a barn favorite, a real sweetheart who loves his people! He is generally unphased and easy to handle on the ground, stands quietly in cross-ties, and enjoys watching the going’s-on in the barn (and grabbing and broom to help sweep up!). Al tries his best at his job, and is a forward thinker who is beginning to understand stretching, half halts, and bending, and he becomes softer and more balanced with each ride. He has been started over poles and cross-rails, and is really enjoying himself while learning something new. Don’t let his ago fool you! Al is very energetic and is best suited for an intermediate rider in low/mid level jumping, dressage, and pleasure riding.
He indulges by playing with his turnout buddies, but would rather spend his time grazing and enjoying the outdoors. He is quietly aware of his environment and doesn’t miss a thing, so he won’t mind if you can’t make it out to ride as he is quite content to chill in his stall and watch the world around him. Al is a war horse with plenty of drive, he has no vices and no known injuries.