Purchasing a horse- how old is too old?
We are buying a first horse for our daughter. She's 12 and has been having lessons for 3 years- she's a competent novice or intermediate on the right horse.
We're looking at a fantastic looking mare who has been there, done that, can teach her everything she needs to know.
She's 17- is that too old, do you think?
I know it depends on soundness. Assuming she's completely sound (we wouldn't buy a horse that isn't), would you buy a horse of that age? We want one to last her through school (6 years).
We are prepared to have a retired horse on the property and know that we won't be selling her on.