I've ridden an english pleasure pb arab stallion (a friend's horse) in the arena (show and at home) and on trails for the past 3 years. I started riding him when he was 10. He absolutely knows what he has to offer, but he absolutely knows the boundaries. I've trail ridden him with mares and heat and he couldnt care less. To be honest, I worry more about warming him up, getting those kinks out and staying on during it than him being stud-y while I'm riding him. He's been ridden by my daughter when she was 4-6 years old. He was shown by a girl when she was 9-14 years old and placed well with him at shows.
I also was a groom in high school and there was a pb arab stallion there for wp showing/training and he was perfectly well-mannered at every moment. Again, he knew what he was about and seemed to thoroughly enjoy his "fun times", but he never took a misstep. He was one of my favorite horses ever.
That same barn did have a stallion who was crazy, but he was only taken out to breed. Not groomed, no turnout, and you could tell the difference. I have no idea what would have happened if anyone ride him around mares, to be honest.
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