Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: East Central Illinois
TOTALLY agree, Anabel!!
When I looked at my 5 yo QH, "Buster" (then a 3yo) at a local Rescue, I told them I was looking for something young, but sane, and fairly safe. (I've owned horses since 1985, btw.) I was happy, since I'm in 50's, to let them think that they were very smart, and that I needed something VERY SAFE, now that they are giving away an older OTTB bc nobody will have her!!
I also think I probably know more about training than they do. I say, throw away any pride, don't feel bad about taking a loss on a horse--I've done it, and lived to tell about it!! =b
Riding should be a joy, not something akin to a 60k downhill race!!! Find a middle aged lesson horse for sale. Even if you only get a few years riding with him/her, you'll learn SO MUCH, and you might even be able to pasture-pet that very deserved horse into retirement years down the road. =D