Which horse is the better option?
Hello, I was looking at getting a horse for getting into barrel racing (I’m 17 years old so I hope it’s not too late lol) and I have 2 that I can get rn but I don’t know which is the Better option. 1) is a 19 year old retired barrel mare, that is 14 hands and was just retired due to age apparently but is still super fast, and loves the barrels 2) is a 10 year old gelding that hasn’t been ridden in a year, but used to be ridden infumables and possibly did barrels, and is 14.1 hands but the current owner has no idea on speed or anything
Which of the two sounds better, obviously the mare has more experience but I’m worried about her being too old, and opinions would be great! Thank you!!