Is 17 too old?
Hi everyone, I am new here :) Hope you guys can help me out. I am 21 and have been riding on and off since I was 10. I am FINALLY getting my own horse (yay!). The one I am considering is a 17 hand, 17 year old Percheron x. I know he sounds tall, but I am 5'10 and I feel ridiculously huge on most horses ;) I really like him, but I'm worried 17 is too old. I don't want to get attached only for heartbreak in a few years. At the moment, he is healthy, sound, etc with no problems at all.
I am an experienced rider but I get very nervous sometimes, but with him I feel very safe - which is rare for me! I don't want to do too much with him, I'm not into jumping 4 foot fences or galloping around. I just want a nice, safe horse to go trail riding with and build my confidence. Any advice would be great, I'm so lost as to what to do!