Sugar is an easy keeper, has no alley issues, and requires no maintenance. Has won countless 1D awards in youth and pony divisions. Has also placed in the open 3D against tough competition. My 11 year old has ridden for the last 2 years. Not suitable for a beginner, but has no foolishness about her at all. She is just fast and knows her job. Sugar is blind in one eye but that has never had any impact on her runs. Tons of videos upon request.