Naseem Shahar is a 10 yr old Arabian gelding (Illinois)
Naseem Shahar is a 10 yr old Arabian gelding that has been trained to 1st level in dressage. I have used him in my equine-assisted mentoring program with great success with my older students to teach them about boundaries and relationships, but he is too sensitive and smart for the majority of my younger students, and they all want to ride. I originally bought him to compete on and he recently decided he hates being ridden. We discovered he has fusing hocks and must be painful under saddle, however he shows little to no lameness in the pasture. I know Naseem would be an asset to a program who primarily works with their clients on the ground. His ground manners are impeccable but he is definitely not a robot.
I am looking to offer him on a free lease or as a donation. He is such a special guy, I want to see him be able to continue to make a difference.