He was abused as a youngster and was really scared of people. The lady that owned him before me wouldn't go anywhere near him and she couldn't afford him anymore. He was hardly touched for 3 years that included vet and farrier (i think he had his feet done twice in the 3 years both with multiple tranquilizers). When I got him he was about 2000 pounds and currently he's sitting at around 1250ish. No one could touch him, ride him, brush him, nothing. After 5 years this guy LOVES to be in the spotlight and around people! It's almost as if the past never happened!