While there are a lot of “Youth Rifles” on the market, I find most of them to be lacking. To have a true Youth Rifle, you need something that is not only short with a short length of pull, but something light weight.
Savage has done a great job of this with their Savage Rascal chambered in .22 long rifle. They have created a great little single shot rimfire rifle that weighs just over 2.5 pounds. And it has features that mirror regular rifles for a seamless transfer of skills.