Anyone have a retired race horse?
I'm looking at buying my first horse (I'm a beginner), my dd has a quarter horse. I would like to ride with her. All I want to do is walk on trails. I found an almost 20yo thoroughbred that sounds great. SHe is in great shape, well behaved, very well trained, will neck rein, responds to voice commands. The owners say she will still GO! if you want her to, but she is perfectly happy to just walk. Her mouth is tattooed.
So assuming she has a great personality and we get along good, what can I expect out of this breed? I was wanting an older gaited horse, but her price is excellent and I though she was worth looking at. I haven't gone to look at her yet.