I have two older geldings in my care, my 21yo TB, and a 31yo Paint. Love ' em both, even take the "old" guy out for real gentle rides in The Hood now and then; he loves to go.
However. The real cost of a horse is in keeping it, not getting it. Should circumstances arise where I was needing to rehome one of them, I would be far more concerned with finding him a good home than the chump change he would bring in the market.
I'm sure many, if not most owners of elderly equines see things in a similar light.
Just something to keep in mind when you speak of "buying" an older horse :-)
Steve Jernigan KG0MB
University of Colorado
Last edited by george the mule; 03-17-2015 at 06:13 PM.