He is great for vet, farrier,etc. NO VICES. He self loads in the trailer, will stand tied all day. He has been turned out in gelding and mixed herd. He is good in his stall at shows, but I keep all of my horses on a 24/7 pasture with access to shelter. His ground manners are impeccable. He is UTD on all shots, dental and farrier. He's fine barefoot, but I do shoe all the way around during show and trail season to protect his feet from wear. He is an assertive horse in the field with new horses, but once he's in the herd and places are established, he gets along well with everyone.