I agree, except that as they get older, they often get more expensive to keep. Teeth get worn so you have to provide chopped hay or hay cubes. Arthritis requires medication and/or treatments. There is just so much more likelihood that they will need extras. So while I don't think twice about buying whatever my senior needs to keep him healthy and happy, I wouldn't go out and buy another 20-something horse.Age though till you get into the 30's is just a number....to me.
Many horses are still ride-able and great mounts well into their upper 20's and just a bit of slowdown in the 30's for horses who age well.
$500 horses here are not to be found near me. $1000.00 horses are difficult to find, and if one does get advertised, the flippers or killers are there first thing.An okay horse can be found for that money.
How old is it? What are the owners claiming it will do?ou're not sure, do you know someone who can go look at the horse with you?