First off I have 3 horses, Brady my gelding he's a 1D youth horse, and a 2D Open horse (classes), Patty my mare is just odd, sometimes she's a 1D horse in both classes sometimes she's a 2D horse in both classes. And my colt Eightysix is just trotting the barrels at the moment. Brady is 15 years old and will turn 16 next year, he's a great horse and we've been improving alot since we bought him in March, but he's older. I turn 18 next month, according to NBHA rules I have 2 years left to run Youth class. My consistant 1D horse might not last to much longer or he could last another 10, it's a gamble. I'm thinking about selling Brady next March, March because that's when my saddle series ends. Then buy a younger horse, under 10 with the potential to be a consistant 1D Open class horse. That's also a gamble, but I'm hoping if I spend the money on a well started barrel horse I get what I want. 15 years old isn't that old to me, Brady acts about 10 anyway but for selling it would be better now. When I had him for sell before, people didn't want him cause he was "to old". Then he got 4th place at the county rodeo and everyone wanted him (lol). He won't be hard to sell, most people want an older finished gelding for their kids. But I'm just apprhensive about selling my best horse that might possiable be winning me a saddle, to take a gamble on another.