Alrighty guys, lets see your old horses! I'd love to know their ages/breeds/former jobs(or current, if they're still working!)/ and if you have time, what you do to keep them looking spry!
I'll go first =]
This is Puddin' who was donated to us this past fall by a local tack store.
We don't know a whole lot about old Pud, but her estimated age is about 28 years old and that she is an unregistered quarterhorse. We use her for very beginner lessons and for therapy, but we limit her use to an hour or so of work per week due to having an extremely swayed back and an old eye injury that limits her eyesight in one eye. She's a trooper though and is the sweetest old girl. We're still in the process of getting her out of the work horse mentality (showing no affection, just going through the motions) and helping her enjoy her semi retirement, but she's made a lot of progress!
Delriah is a wonder horse. She is a registered QH mare and if you can believe it, she is now fourty nine years old! If that wasn't enough to wow you, this old lady is not only a two time world champion cutting horse, she is still working happily and comfortably as a therapy horse weekly! She loves her job and she loves her kids- and believe me, the day that old Del passes, there will not by a dry eye on the place. She's taught many of us to ride, and introduced dozens of fearful children to love. There is no doubt that Delriah is the favorite, we love her to pieces!
(second picture most recent, last two taken last winter)