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post #31 of 33 Old 07-03-2013, 08:43 AM
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Honestly? Never.
I am used to buying 3-4 year old's, and bringing them on. Ever since I was six years old, the eldest horse I would get would be 6 years old.
I always loved buying green horses, and bringing them on. It's much more satisfactory I find.
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post #32 of 33 Old 07-09-2013, 06:31 PM
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Me and my 26 yr old continued to trail ride as he enjoyed the trails. As a younger horse, pre 18 yrs, there were a few hills he loved to charge up, catch his breath then tear back thro a winding trail. No more hills. We found new gentle rises and new trails where I'd let him graze. By paying close attention you may get 4 or 5 years of the most enjoyable riding. Pack a lunch for both of you and enjoy.
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post #33 of 33 Old 08-28-2013, 12:55 AM
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Truthfully, I bought my frist horse almost 4 years ago. At the time I bought him he had just truned 21 a week before. I will not lie it has been a bit costly and nerve retching with an older horse but I would not trade the experience, knowledge, time, etc. For it ever. He is a 17.2 hand ottb and did do other events after he stopped racing so he has arthritis..but he still LOVES to run and likes to ride...he honestly has given me the best memories I can ever even dream of!!!!..I will definitely tell you that just because horses are ilder do not under estimate them because there has been countless times that my horse has acted as though he was a young horse!!! They still have spunk and go in them!!!! I say go for it!!! You never know that older horse might truthfully change your life in remarkable ways and open your eyes for what is expected to happen with others horses you may get in the futrue...I know mine has changed my life and I would NEVER trade him for anything in the world!!! Good luck!
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