Originally Posted by usandpets
You don't say how much the horse weighs. I would guess about 1000 which he would be fine. The problem I see, since I don't know what the horse is like and am basing this off breed characteristics, is that the horse may be too much for him to handle as a beginner. Most arabians are hotblooded and have attitude.
Oh he's a big sweetheart, gentle, quiet, not spooky or hot at all. I wasns't even sure he was purebred arab until I saw his papers. :)
Honestly my husband would just walk him around, possibly on a short (30 minute or so) trail ride. I suppose we'll see how he goes.