My friend is a vet, and the girl is keeping him at her farm. From what I've been told, he was given field rest after having issues with his hocks. When he was sound and rideable again, the girl tried to ride him, he hopped around and side-bucked a little and she fell off. She hasn't ridden him since and that was three years ago. I've never met her, but from what my friend said, she's used to only riding push-button school horses and falling off must have scared her. Personally I think this chick is nuts; he's sound, sane and has a ton of life and love left!