Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: British Columbia
I don't agree with the previous poster. "Please don't sell your old horse" is a HORRIBLE guilt trip to play- I know many, many older horses that go to good homes, to teach beginners the ropes. What else would we put beginners on, young, fresh, greenies? No. Many people cannot afford to care for two horses, and if it comes down to selling an 'older' horse to a good home there is ABSOLUTELY nothing wrong with that. And frankly, at 23, I know a lot of horses who would have a hard time retiring to pasture... they need jobs, even if that job is teaching a beginner.