Originally Posted by Gidget
double riding can be kinda dangerous as your friend won't have control but they do make double made saddles!
Ride your horse untill you feel that you should retire her. If she still likes going for rides then let her. If she isn't stiff and struggling why not ride? I think that if she is arthritis free and is healthy you should be able to ride her untill she lays to rest. Some horses go and go.
Thanks for your reply I totally agree and just wanted to make sure that I was wrong about still riding her!
If my friend and I would ride double we would ride with my bareback pad on trail rides she has experience in riding bareback and I have been really working with my horse to make sure she doesn't get the "old" horse look and I am extremley pround of her and how she looks BEAUTIFUL!!
If I would slowly train her up with both of us on
Wouldn't that help?