Since his debut as a riding horse at the end of 2022, Artie has really shown he is the little horse who could. From his early days as a literal wild stallion to now, it’s hard to even picture him as the same horse. His nickname around the barn now is ‘puppy’ because of how sweet and docile he has become, and his temperament under saddle is mostly just more of the same. He has a tendency to get dull, and therefore needs a little bit of a kick, literally and figuratively, to get going sometimes, but he has made major improvements in his life since his first rides. He is much more likely these days to take his rider up on the good deal of their first ask, rather than them having to resort to a more firm aid.