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post #11 of 20 Old 01-23-2011, 09:17 PM
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I agreed with SaddleDragon.

Your horse will let you know when she's had enough. You may have to wean her off it as well, but she's show you when she needs rest or a break or just needs to be retired. All you gotta do is pay attention. Which your already doing. :)

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post #12 of 20 Old 01-23-2011, 09:31 PM Thread Starter
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I agreed with SaddleDragon.

Your horse will let you know when she's had enough. You may have to wean her off it as well, but she's show you when she needs rest or a break or just needs to be retired. All you gotta do is pay attention. Which your already doing. :)

Yeah, we gave her a 60 day break because we hauled her more last year, and she was okay with the break at first but now she is miserable and bored. You can see it in the way she acts when she sees us loading up to go somewhere.
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post #13 of 20 Old 01-23-2011, 09:32 PM
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I am a barrel racer too! I know of horses who ran into their late twenties, but on the other hand, my pony Buster had to retire two years back due to some old injuries and my outgrowing him. It just depends on the horse and how sound he or she is.
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post #14 of 20 Old 01-23-2011, 09:34 PM
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Age is irrevelant.

When joint maintenance (joint injections, IM joint supplements and/or oral joint supplements) can no longer keep the horse sound, then its time to retire them.

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post #15 of 20 Old 01-23-2011, 09:42 PM Thread Starter
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A big thanks to everyone. I guess I was just looing for someone to tell me I wasnt evil. Because wow I felt really bad after a few conversations with rude people at the barn. It was starting to go my head. But, thank you.
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post #16 of 20 Old 01-23-2011, 09:44 PM
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A big thanks to everyone. I guess I was just looing for someone to tell me I wasnt evil. Because wow I felt really bad after a few conversations with rude people at the barn. It was starting to go my head. But, thank you.

Don't listen to them... most of them are just jealous because their young horses aren't near as wise and experienced as your older horse. I have always preferred older horses over young ones due to their calm nature and smarts.
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post #17 of 20 Old 01-23-2011, 09:47 PM
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Don't listen to them... most of them are just jealous because their young horses aren't near as wise and experienced as your older horse. I have always preferred older horses over young ones due to their calm nature and smarts.
oh buddy... age has nothing to do with calm nature and smarts. Wish you could have met my old horse...can we say psyyyyyyyco LOL

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post #18 of 20 Old 01-23-2011, 09:49 PM Thread Starter
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oh buddy... age has nothing to do with calm nature and smarts. Wish you could have met my old horse...can we say psyyyyyyyco LOL

atleast that shows he feels good.
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post #19 of 20 Old 01-23-2011, 09:50 PM
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oh buddy... age has nothing to do with calm nature and smarts. Wish you could have met my old horse...can we say psyyyyyyyco LOL

Yes, my 31-year-old Appaloosa gelding still acts like a racehorse in a post parade when I ride him bareback sometimes :P
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post #20 of 20 Old 01-24-2011, 08:16 PM
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do not let anyone tell you that your horse is to old as long as it is healthy. i am a strong belaver that if you put them out to pasture to soon they will go down hill faster.
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