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        01-20-2011, 10:41 PM
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    Foal
    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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        01-20-2011, 11:13 PM
      #2
    Green Broke
    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.
         
        01-21-2011, 11:23 AM
      #3
    Foal
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    Originally Posted by trailhorserider    
    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.
    Thanks! I like your signature too by the way
         
        01-21-2011, 11:33 AM
      #4
    Banned
    Age is irrelevant to some extent...look at her overall health/condition.
         
        01-21-2011, 02:09 PM
      #5
    Foal
    Like most people said- if she's sound that shouldn't be a problem.
         
        01-21-2011, 03:20 PM
      #6
    Trained
    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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