So I just purchased bikes for my wife, my 2 sons (7yo and 5yo) and myself. Personally, I have been riding dirt most of my life starting at 5yo myself, but my wife and of course my kids are new riders. My 7yo has taken right to it (though his braking leaves a bit to be desired), but my 5yo doesn't seem to be ready just yet. He tried to ride the little crf50 that I got him but quickly dropped it twice at fairly low speeds. He is having trouble with throttle control and is apprehensive to get back on and I don't want to force him to do so until he feels ready. He does however, love riding on the back of my WR with me and I am perfectly fine with that as I have installed pegs and am looking at those kidney belts with the passenger handles. Naturally, he is still required to wear all of his gear on my bike just as if he is riding his own. My question is around whether anyone else on here does this with success and about the legality of it. I'd like to take them out to some Arkansas NF trails so they can enjoy something more than just a field, but I don't want to get 10 miles down a trail and be stopped by a forest ranger. As far as I can tell, the law for AR is 8+ and for TX (our home state, but has almost no riding near us in Northeast TX) is 5+. But this appears to be targeted toward street use as they describe a "passenger seat required". So is this just simply not legal on dirt or?? I am curious if anyone does this actively and whether there has been any problems with law enforcement. Thanks!