What do you want your last horse to be like?
At some point, we will all have a last horse. The question is, what do you want him/her to be like? Right now I own a young, flashy, 16.3 WB and he is a very good match for me for where I am now, but I certainly would not want him when I'm, say, age 60. So here is what I want my last horse to be like:
Breed: not very important, maybe an Appendix (bred for english riding rather than western)
Height: 15.3 (I'm 5'8 and a half, screw proportions, I want something I can mount and groom when I'm old)
Gender: gelding or nice mare
Color: Darker bay, like my first horse
Disposition: very calm, gentle, and willing. Respects me and is experienced, bombproof.
Ability: Dressage level 2 but can go further if I want to, dressage show experience, trail riding experience, can be lunged, can be ridden in a bareback pad and has impeccable ground manners (very important).
Maintenance: More of an easy keeper, barefoot. Doesn't have health issues and stands well for farriers, baths etc.
"The trouble with the world is that the stupid are certain and the intelligent are full of doubt"
Last edited by roro; 11-15-2009 at 10:02 PM.