Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: The land of Enchantment
I don't know, my old buckskin definitely "mellowed" at about 25-ish. Although he was a fantastic horse, I never put a beginner on him unless it was a very controlled situation. He was never "patient" w adult humans or dogs - but he was very "paternal" w small children and puppies. I figure seniors that are good beginner horses probably were for the majority of their lives.
There is just as much horse sense as ever, but the horses have most of it.