Originally Posted by jojowizo
I don't think I need her sisters info. Thank you though. She's almost 25 and I don't anticipate ever selling her or finding another home so I don't know that I will change her registration. Sounds like a lot of work for no real purpose, at least in my situation. If she was younger I might consider it.
I have never had a horse this old, she seems very healthy but I was concerned about her being 18. Now I'm a little worried about riding her too much. How old can you still ride a horse in that's in good health? I know newbie question, I've just always had young horses.
At her age, I can understand your decision! Sounds like she will have a lovely home with you!!! 25 is not to old at all to still be ridden regularly. My first horse was 27 when we got him, and he was fit as a fiddle, we rode him until he was 30 and then he lived in retirement until the age of 34 when he passed away. If she is broke to ride, and is sound, she is fine to ride. I mean I wouldnt go make her sprint up and down hills or anything lol ;) You will get to know her, and you will learn her limits and what she can and can do. Trust me haha don't count the old gal out. Bussie my 27 year old guy (R.I.P) sometimes acted like he was 2. Take it from personal experience NEVER let her get too out of shape she will thank you later.