As most of you know, the Rickster is for sale due to me switching disciplines and just not having the patience, commitment and time to deal with a young pony. What I'm really looking for is a nice experience horse that doesn't mind if I only ride once or twice a week. A horse that I can take out to a show no worries and still perform well. I am not looking for a plodder, I'm looking I guess you could say for a schoolmaster. I'm getting back into english riding and yeeh.
So I've seen a lot of older horses (15-20) and I was wondering would it be a good decision to buy one? I don't want to buy a horse and then have it drop deap on me in 2 years or for it to go permanently lame. These horses are going cheap ($1000 to $5000) for experienced papered show horses. I'm wary of buying a senior horse but then again it does seem like a great oppuntunity to have a good horse at a bargain price.
So has anyone bought an older horse and competed? Did anyone buy an older horse and have any regrets? Any problems?