Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Just south of sanity
Too old? Nah, he's the perfect age!
Not so young that he's a dingbat, and not so old that he's a deadhead.
He's an experienced trail horse, and I'm sure has seen a lot of things in his day. Which means he'll be more level headed than a younger, less experienced mount.
Best horse I ever had was an evil little demon as a youngster, who turned into the sanest, most sensible horse I've ever known once he hit 14 y/o.
Besides, 20 isn't a death sentence! Many horses live into their 30s nowadays, and are usually ridden at least into their late 20s.