I currently own 2 horses; 22 y/o TB mare and a 5 year old Oldenburg gelding. Gelding is boarded at my trainer's since he's young and I need help with him. I'm constantly back and forth on wether I should keep him or sell him b/c I just don't seem to have enough confidence with him, although he's a good boy (weird, I know). Between work and kid, I'm lucky to ride him twice a week, so we don't make much progress. Mare is at home.
My mom just bought a 22 y/o QH gelding. I keep him at my house but am not financially responsible for him.
The people we got mom's horse from (friends & clients of my trainer) also have a retired eventer in his 20's. Since we bought the QH, he's alone and gets zero attention. They offered him to me for free.
My gut says take him. I could do low level dressage with him - he's got extensive show experience. And I've discovered I much prefer older horses. Logic says don't - I can never resale him due to his age and I'm already responsible for two. I would take him in a minute if I didn't have my younger horse.
Anyone have any thoughts on this?