Mia is a 15 year old registered Peruvian Paso. If you can't ride her then quite frankly, you have no business whatsoever on a horse. Mia is bombproof and unflappable out on trail! You can ride her right down the middle of the highway with semi's and motorcycles racing past her and honking, she doesn't even bother looking at them. Deer can jump out at her, ATV's can slide circles around her and dogs can rush up barking at her without her even being bothered to look. She rides out alone just as confidently as she does with other horses. A complete novice can safely ride her. The young man in the pictures is a total beginner riding in a residential neighborhood. She is not a dead head or pokey by any means but she has no brio or nervousness. She walks until you make a kissing noise then she will pick up her speed. She's extremely responsive and aims to please. When she's not slow walking, she's always in gait under saddle for a nice smooth ride. She has amazing presence under saddle.. She has tremendous termino and looks like she's always prancing. Everyone notices her under saddle. Excellent for Sheriff's posse, search and rescue, parades, very sure footed on any terrain. Very safe around crowds with children under her and petting her. She doesn't get nervous or ancy. She will stand still as long as you want her to. She's extremely careful with children and little fingers when getting treats. She will walk very quietly with non gaited horses or gait until you ask her to walk. She can be safely ridden anywhere in just a halter. She does not need to be tied to be groomed or saddled. Mia stands stock still to be groomed, sadled, mounted and dismounted. She will not so much as flick an ear until you pick up your reins and are ready to go. You will not find any horse in any breed with better ground manners then Mia. She lowers her head to be bridled.She has been ridden double. She is ridden with a saddle and bareback. We ride with a hackamore on a lose rein along busy roads and in neighborhoods. She loves night rides. She's very stocky, well built and well put together. She can easily and safely carry a larger rider. If safety is your priority but you don't want a dead head, this is your horse. She's worth her weight in gold if getting injured while riding is simply not an option.