Bless you! Another person who realizes how special an older horse is. I lost my 38yr old Buckskin gelding last June 15th. At 30yrs old we were pushing cattle, at 31 we were in a local drill team, at 32 we ran the Montana state flag at the Senior Pro Rodeo finals for a week in Reno. The rest of the time, the grandchildren rode him. The secret to owning An older horse,or any animal, is to FEED them properly, keep them comfortable at all times, and love the heck out of them.