Young Horse .. Old Rider
When I was a very young man I owned and rode a great deal. Now that I have retired, I would like to get a horse, and one for my wife so that we can ride together. She has owned a horse also, but many years ago. I still ride about 2 times a year and feel comfortable, but next year I will be 70 years old. My young wife is 56.
I have studied the cost of owning a horse for a few months, and, of course, it scared me to death. But, we have about decided to go with it. My question is, to what age do you think I could still be a safe rider? I am wiry, incredibly healthy, and fit. My wife is also.
Am I being unrealistic or foolish? I would like to hear from older riders. We are looking at Quarter Horses, and western riding gear.