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post #11 of 14 Old 02-18-2013, 01:11 PM
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Originally Posted by hemms View Post
No one ever said "wish I didn't have that safe old buddy anyone could ride ornamenting my pasture", even if you do upgrade to a more challenging horse in 3 - 5 years.
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Exactly. I can't tell you how many people who are tired of eating dirt want to buy our coming 19 yr old penning mare, who is still the quickest in the herd.
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post #12 of 14 Old 02-18-2013, 03:01 PM
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I would just have a vet check before committing to buying. When I bought my guy I was told he was 14 at the time, but more recently the dentist whom I trust very much has said he is now 24, rather than the 18 I'd thought. He's still in great health because of good care. As long as you take care of them they'll last a long time for you!
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post #13 of 14 Old 02-18-2013, 03:18 PM
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I have a friend that has a horse that is 17 and is easily jumping 2-3 foot fences with him and he is in great shape!

I saw go for it! But I would also start him on some low doses of joint support to keep away the arthritis.

Horses are scared of two things... Things that move and things that don't.
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post #14 of 14 Old 02-18-2013, 06:50 PM
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I got a 19 year old TB/QH for my ninth birthdayand have had him for 8 yeears now. he's still a hard worker. As long as they have decent breeding, they'll be great at any age!
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