Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Greenville area / SC
I agree with Barry. Many Olympic horses are well into their teens. There are, however, things that need to be taken into consideration when a horse get to be 15+. He will need some additional care for his joints, as an example.
When I lived in PA, I gave a 20 year old horse (that I loved dearly) to a theraputic riding center. At age 32, he is still giving lessons and "competing" in events at their shows. 20, for him, was not old.
I prefer to buy a horse between the ages of 10 and 15. All the sillyness is gone and you know what you have.
I'm not arguing with you, I'm just explaining why I'm right.
Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.
It's not always what you say but what they hear.