Dakota is a well mannered, trail proven horse. He is very friendly and loves to walk along. This is a great beginner horse, ridden by our kids, nephews, and grandma. My husband has given kids lessons on him. He rides with a Hackamore and is very gentle. NO vices, loads, baths, stands for farrier, etc. He even responds to voice commands. We LOVE this sweetheart, unfortunately we are moving and do not have the time to ride him.