Well when I'm REALLY (like 100) old I probably won't be able to ride anymore, so I'd like an oldie like me. Don't care what breed, just someone who wants to be brushed and hand grazed. I'll probably crawl up there once in awhile... probably get stuck though.
It'll either be a horse I bought 20 years ago or I'll go to the rescue and pick the oldest horse there that needs some love. We can spend our days sitting in the sun, I'll read a book and he/she'll graze next to me. I'll have my old dog with me and my old cat sitting on my lap. We'll probably all just fall asleep and wake up sun burned and confused
I don't want a young animal when I'm old... Just worry about who's gonna take care of them when I'm gone. Too many animals get forgotten.
But if you're talking about riding horse
Breed: Hrmm.. Don't know too many I really like. Probably a TWH or a Rocky Mtn horse. Something with a nice gait for my body.
Gender: Either mare or gelding
Color- Bright chestnut or a blood bay or a dark bay, minimal white
Disposition- Sweet on the ground, brave, and intelligent. Some spirit when ridden, not spooky but with plenty of get-up and go when asked.
Ability- Good trail horse, sure-footed, solid, w/ a good mind
Maintenance- Good feet
, medium keeper, and healthy