My question is about how smart it would be to get a 'green broke' horse for someone getting back into riding.
I rode lots from when I was 7 to 17. When I look back on all the things I did on horseback I'm amazed I'm alive. Then I went off to college and hardly ever rode. Now I'm on a horse property that needs a couple of horses to complete it.
I'm mainly interested in trail riding with a nice mellow horse.
I've seen one I love, but the mare is just green broke to the saddle. She was rated very mellow, (2 of 10), and I'd have to agree.
With older bones and not much recent riding am I asking for trouble here?