Okay, just a curious post....I saw something on facebook earlier about this horse being too old to ride, and it was 17 years old...another lady said she started riding her horse much lighter at 15 years old, and another said she barrel races her horse until about 10, then she thinks they are getting too old to run. Red is almost 13, and I do not consider him old at all. He's in his prime, in my opinion. He does have a touch of stiffness, maybe arthritis, in the winter months when it gets SUPER cold, so he's on supplements, but the vet says it's mostly from his sheer size, and going from skinny to a good weight. Red's not the tallest, but he's built like a tank, especially when he's in shape.
So, how old do you consider a horse "old?"