He had some issues when he came here. He now has ground manners and can be groomed, clipped, likes his baths, stands well for farrier. He has good feet and I keep him bare foot, but when he came here he had shoes. After we got his feet in good condition he is OK without shoes. He is OK for being in a pasture or stall. Does NOT do well in a pasture with other geldings, but is great with mares. I have ridden him with no problems. At first he was very spooky, but if you're calm then he is calm. I have ridden him in a ring and also on trails, and he was fine. I have only ridden him out alone, but I don't think there would be a problem if he was ridden in a group. I'm not sure of his age, but the vet said he is about 25 years old. He is very, very pretty!!!!! We are a retirement farm for special needs and Travler can have many years left. He is also good as a companion.