Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: West Midlands, UK
• Horses: 0
As long as they aren't looking too much for him (because of his age, I'd go for it)
My horse I have 'borrowed' (owner won't sell, he has forever home) is the same, he's fit and healthy, he does get a few pretty expensive supplements during the cold months (not because he needs them but owner is playing safe with age and joints etc.) He otherwise acts like a 10 yr old, super safe to let my non-riding kids have a walk and trot but turns into a fizzy hyper pony when you canter but will also do dressage and is very flexible.
I don't jump him but that was his thing when younger, only because he's competitive and very forward so more likely to strain himself but I am intending to do the full show circuit locally with him next year in showing and dressage classes (in UK so english showing). He's got a lot of life in him yet and gets depressed if retired to being a field ornament ( owner tried to retire him but he lost weight, got stiff etc.)