I have the opportunity to get a fancier show horse from University of Findlay. I currently have one of their 17yr old TB geldings, and he's such a sweetie. I've had him for 3 months, and showed him at a couple local shows. The thing is, he's 17, and isn't a very good mover. His jump is practical, but not pretty. I show in 2'6" hunters. We're constantly being beat, and only getting 6th place. It's getting frustrating because I'm paying for these shows and not getting much out of them.
I'm wondering your input, should I keep this horse, or should I trade him in for something nicer? Its a hard decision to make because I love him tons, I just don't see him as a horse I can advance on. Below is a picture of his jump.