I leased him for a while as a sixth grader. I was a little shorty (probably not over 5')... it was hilarious, but I tacked him up and rode him on my own. I had to lift the saddle over my head to get it on him... and I had to jump from the mounting block to get on. If I rode him bareback too long, my hips would get sore from sitting so wide. I'd ride him up in the pastures, and I could swear you heard the earth moving when those huge feet of his thunked down!