I think anyone could ride this horse. He is very gentle. He is a red dun. He has won over$8,000 in NCHA. He is a son of Freckles Playboy. He has a very soft lope and is super easy to handle. He would be excellent for a young kid to learn to cut on,he will take care of them.. You can ride this horse in the pasture or any where and he is fine This is a very nice horse.. One of the videos is of a 6 year old girl riding him and she has also rides him to practice on. She also rides him at the shows around with the people that are loping their horses.Everybody loves this horse and you will to if you buy him. We showed this horse at a Extreme Cowboy Show in Shawnee,Ok on May 19,2013 and he took 2nd place and that was the first time he had been showed in that.