Hello! I worked at Full Spectrum Friesians of Lima, Ohio for almost two years. I have noticed that many of the friesians are laid back and very trusting, but there is the occasional weirdy that spooks more, and is a little more high strung. However they are often the ones that make the best dressage horses, and do the best at Keuring. It is not acceptable for the breed to be agressive, extremely hot, or hard to gain trust. That's not in a rule book of course, but it is an overall agreement. I don't know how he goes when you ride, but the less intense the bit is, the better. These horses naturally carry a beautiful frame, they may only need some fine tuning. The only rude friesian I have ever met was a young stallion that was way too smart for his own good and wasn't worked/exercised enough! Good luck with your handsome horse! P.S. - the feathers like to get all sorts of gross. MTG really helps sort this out if they begin to get skin issues under all that feather! Make sure your farrier leaves his upright hoof angle alone and doesn't bring it down too far!