Originally Posted by HorseinJ
But why buy a horse so old for? You can't get that much out of it after 10 years of age or so right? I am going to buy my first horse and he'll be no older then 5.
Incorrect. The older the horse, the more knowledgeable, experienced, and kind they are, which is just what a newbie owner needs.
Besides, many breeds like Arabians don't even hit their stride until they're in their teens, and can go another 15-20 years after that.
Elmer Bandit was a Tevis Cup endurance winner at 38 y/o
Never rule out an older horse.