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        12-30-2012, 08:18 PM
    15 is still young. I had a 21 year old TWH, and he loved to run and do barrels and poles. But he passed away due to colic. I miss him so much.
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        12-30-2012, 08:22 PM
    Green Broke
    I'm going to look at a 14 year old next week and the age isn't even the slightest concern. One of my favorite horses to ride had been a 26-28 year old. He was fun and had tons of life. I was told by my friend who owned him that he passed away this past summer in his mid 30s.
        12-30-2012, 09:25 PM
    Originally Posted by Ace80908    
    How does he look? Do you have pics?

    If he looks good and is sound I would have no hesitation.

    My mom got an 18 year old pinto gelding at a meat auction when I was in 5th grade. Her friends laughed because she paid 800 for him (had to outbid the meat buyer). Found out at my first show with him he was a well known and accomplished show gelding (judge was floored when she found out where we got him). I won tons with him and we trail rode him all over Oregon until I left home for the Navy after graduating from high school. Best horse we ever had, and he lived to 38.
    Aw that's a great story!
    We only have a pic of his head....:(
        12-30-2012, 09:31 PM
    Green Broke
    I would not be doing a bunch of speed events on him unless you got him into condition. 15 is a nice age. If he is sound and healthy and your Vet says he is doing good , then go for it.
        12-30-2012, 09:36 PM
    We have a gelding that we were roping calves on at 26! He loved his job, but we retired him and he is now happily teaching kids to rope at brandings :) but it a all depends on how the horse has been taken care of. Try to get as much background info as you can and of course a vet check!!

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