Glad you were able to get him. My first horse was 18 when I bought him. Used him in the mountains and hunting for 5 years and retired him to a fmaily that just wanted a mellow horse for the kids. They in trun sold him to a friend of mine who used him in the mountains and hunting until he was 29 and retired him to a nice restful retirement of the pasture. He passed away at the age of 30.
May you spend many enjoyable years together.
The best thing for the inside of a man is the outside of a horse