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post #11 of 16 Old 04-14-2012, 05:41 PM Thread Starter
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thank you. I am taking him on our first first trail ride together tomorrow and I will let everyone know how how he does
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post #12 of 16 Old 04-14-2012, 05:46 PM
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Good for you! I'm so glad you kept him! My mare just turned 21 last month, and due to her excellent health, people are amazed when I tell them her age - I hope you (and I!) have many happy years ahead with them :)
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post #13 of 16 Old 04-15-2012, 10:58 AM
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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.

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post #14 of 16 Old 04-15-2012, 04:36 PM Thread Starter
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We went on our first trail ride together today and he was awesome. After about 5 minutes all my fears melted away ( have been battling severe confidence issues since my paint horse flipped over on me last summer) We had a lot of fun. He is a very forward horse and even outwalked the TWH I was very very impressed with him. I think I am in love
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post #15 of 16 Old 04-15-2012, 11:19 PM
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Nothing makes a horse ride as good as experience does. I think it takes 20 years for them to be sane.
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post #16 of 16 Old 04-24-2012, 10:14 PM
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If the horse is in good health, then please be the one to give that horse a wonderful home. 20 year horses can do everything you need for what you described and then some. My favorite trail riding buddy's horse is 28 and she bought "Abby" when she was two. You would NEVER know it. Never.
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