I have the most amazing pony gelding who's 12, (almost 13!) years old. I want him to be the 'jack of all trades' pony who can do anything you ask him to, and right now he's pretty close. He can do from small jumps to barrels to pleasure to a *little* reining so far.
I've been thinking about sending him to 30 days of pleasure training so we can be more competitive in WP than we already are (we just show in club shows and local shows right now)... I just really feel like he's kinda in the prime of his life right now. He's finally starting to settle down and is just really getting to be a downright great pony. I really believe we could do OK in POA breed shows around here, but probably only if him AND ME get more experience. I have a trainer, but she doesn't specialize in Western Pleasure, so she reccommended this trainer to me and I'm really really considering it.
Is he 'worth it' to send to training at this point in his life? Do people send their 12 year olds to training?