A lovely pony, who I know, has been offered to us. She ticks all our boxes and she's 15hh so I can ride her too. But what I didn't realise until we started to talk is that she's 19.dh says definitely too old. What doyou think ? she will be hunting and ode-ing.
Super get well soon, love Kelly Marks watch her on Horse and Country think they are on YouTube to. Honey was 14.2 in the end but think horse shrink like humans, paper said 15 h. I'll search about canal horse but have no idea where I read it.
I lost my first pony two years ago , when she was 34 , and she hadn't been retired . In fact , I'd taken her out 3 days beforehand , and she'd not only jogged all the way round , but also put her head between her knees and done her level best to bugger off as well . We were still doing serious endurance at 27 , and only slowed down because kids started arriving.
19 is hardly anything these days , and tbh you could end up like a friend , who bought a five year old and then lost it a year later in a field accident .
Hello all! First post, so hope I'm doing things properly. Just wanted to say, I did. Well, 18 years at the time I bought, and I bought him to go straight into competition! Thereafter followed several wonderful years, as he taught, challenged and rewarded my dd at every turn. I cannot sing his praises enough. True, we cannot 'sell him on' .... in fact we chose to retire him from competition 'on a high' half way through last season, because his legs kept filling up .... but he earned every minute of what I hope will be a long and happy retirement! I guess what I'm trying to say is don't pass up on the oldies just because of age. If they tick your boxes and fulfil your requirements, the chances are they will do so very well indeed!
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2288910/Worlds-oldest-horse-trots-final-furlong-Irish-draught-Shayne-51-sleep-Essex-sanctuary-reaching-120-human-years.html there is a bit at the bottom about 61 horse the size of Shire ????? Are you still thinking Funny case ????