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post #1 of 6 Old 01-20-2011, 10:41 PM Thread Starter
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Quick Question of Age

Is a 17 year old TB that has had 1 baby 5 years ago too old to be running in barrel shows with 130 pounds of me on her back?

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post #2 of 6 Old 01-20-2011, 11:13 PM
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Not if she's sound.

I don't barrel race, but I do trail ride for 3-5 hours at a time. My current riding horses are 17 and 18. You are a featherweight compared to me.

Any type of speed events are hard on their legs though, so just make sure she is sound and holds up okay.

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post #3 of 6 Old 01-21-2011, 11:23 AM Thread Starter
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Not if she's sound.

I don't barrel race, but I do trail ride for 3-5 hours at a time. My current riding horses are 17 and 18. You are a featherweight compared to me.

Any type of speed events are hard on their legs though, so just make sure she is sound and holds up okay.
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Age is irrelevant to some extent...look at her overall health/condition.
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post #5 of 6 Old 01-21-2011, 02:09 PM
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Like most people said- if she's sound that shouldn't be a problem.

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post #6 of 6 Old 01-21-2011, 03:20 PM
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Not to mention I know some 'older' horses who do better if they are kept in work rather than being retired.
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