"Tom" is a 15 year old 15.2 hand Sorrel ranch gelding. This is a really nice all around kind of horse that can be ridden on the trails, in the pasture, in the pens, and around crowds . He has not been ridden for the last several months and is as honest as he can be.He has never shown me any bad habits, rides with a one hand neck rein, and turns, stops, and backs up good. He is easy to catch, load, shoe, saddle, and mount. This horse came from a small ranch and has been used for a little of everything . He rides best with a light tie down, and has a real responsive rein and stop. This horse is definitely gentle enough for the beginner and novice riders, but I think he is too responsive to his cues for them.