I was looking for some calm trail horses for my beginner little brother to ride. I have been riding for like 5 ears and my brother has been wanting to ride for awhile. I have been asking friends that have had many horses before and they said the older the better. I found a calm but still lively 19 year old that was used on trails all over, lessons, gaming , and 4h. The owner is selling him because they want a younger horse for more intensive competing. This horse is going to be used by a seven year old as a trail horse. My brother said he doesn't want to compete right now but I think later on he might want to compete. He said he isn't going to compete though. So right now just trails. I called and the horse is sound and jut have to have front shoes. I wanted to know whether this horse would be suitable or whether I should look for something younger. He isn't on joint supplements. He still competes, goes on trail rides, and does shows with 4h.