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        03-17-2009, 05:50 PM
      #11
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    My trainer lady has a 34 year old horse that is still being ridden pretty often and he's totally fine with it. Her young daughter rides him and since she's young she doesn't ride him hard, no major hill climbing/cantering etc, and they're great together.
    Like Jubilee said don't assume this horse is dead broke or not spooky just because of his age. I have a 24 year old mare that is a major challenge and that I wouldn't feel comfortable letting anyone who's not an expierenced rider on, regardless of their age. And even though she's older she can be ridden for hours with no problem at all. If she were 27 or so I'd be more concerned about riding her too long/often, but she's not. =)
    I'd say go for it. Just be sure to get a vet check and make sure the horse is the right personality. 20 isn't very old at all, he could still have ten or more good years of riding and teaching left in him.
    Good luck!
         
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        03-21-2009, 09:09 AM
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    One of the best horses I've ever owned was a Quarter Horse named Cat Nap Que (Jack). I've kept track of him and at age 31, he is still being used as a therapeutic horse for the handicap up in NJ.

    I've got a 20 year old Arab who, if you didn't know his age, you would take him to be 8 or 9 and he acts like it.

    Just so long as he is in good physical condition, he may be the best buy you can make.
         
        03-21-2009, 10:43 AM
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    Originally Posted by Rashashea    
    Would you buy a 20 year old horse for a child. We have found a child broke horse, but he is 20 years old. I am leary of buying a horse that old but my husband says he would be perfect and still has years to live. My question, when is a horse too old? If we do purchase him, should we limit the amound of time he is riden or the weight we put on him?
    Thanks
    Rasha
         
        03-21-2009, 10:47 AM
      #14
    Foal
    Everyone is pretty cluey here - yes, determine child's saftey/ability./ get a Vet check. I knew a 13hh 24yr old sway backed gelding that still jumped 3 ft!
    Also think about wether you will keep the horse until it passes, or find it a good home.
         
        03-21-2009, 02:30 PM
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    Originally Posted by hectornikki    
    Also think about wether you will keep the horse until it passes, or find it a good home.
    That's a good point. A 20 year old that you plan to keep for only a few years may be a problem. You need to think about long term for the guy.
         

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