What a good looking Appy! I'd have him in my barn.
Riding a cutting horse is something everyone should try once just to do it. My grandfather had a money earning son of Poco Pine when I was growing up. I got to play with him on the flag & goats a handful of times (was too young/little at that point for cattle - I was probably 7 or 8) and those are some of my favorite riding memories. Nothing quite as fun as sitting a good cutting horse.
Life is like a camera. Focus on what's important, Capture the good times, Develop from the negatives and if things don't work out, Take another shot.