Join Date: May 2009
Location: Mid Northern TN
On of my friends owns AJ Muscatt now, she got him after he was retired and gelded (well after he was smuggled into the US). Even at 27 (28?) he's sound for light riding, keeps weight on well, and knows what he wants. He's not an easy ride, but once you develop a relationship with him and he knows you're serious, he's a pleasure. AJ still likes to put on a show and prance and gallop about in the field when the mood strikes him.
I've always been a fan of the Polish and Russian Arabs. My first horse that I rode regularly and without supervision was my friend's 8yo Polish gelding that had been a stud until 6. Apparently he never acted it before or after though. He is a wonderful, willing horse and very forgiving of a novice rider!