We have had Molley for two years. I bought her for my 6 year old granddaughter. I would ride with them everyday. Last Sept 2001 My husband and I started RVing, And Aubri who is now 8 has lost interest in Molley because she has no one to ride with. Molley is very sweet but does need an intermediate rider. I believe that is why Aubri didn't want to ride anymore. Molley never did anything bad, but she would test Aubri. Now mind you this is a very beginner 8 year old. Molley is an easy keeper, last in the picking order. We believe her to be around 15 years old. We were told she was 10 when we got her, but we believe she is really around 15. Aubri rides her western, but I think she can do anything. She has a scar on her right hip, we dont know where or what happened, but it doesn't bother her at all. She loads, great with farier and bathes.