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[RC] Old horses - SandyDSA

I have a question for those who ride the senior citizens - I had READ that a 26 year old was doing Tevis. If true, how did this horse fare? Also, we have our 22 year old stallion and 21 year old mare who have a few miles of distance over the years - oh probably a few hundred each...and they SEEM to be fitting back up, and given the health issues especially on our stallion over the years, I am really surprised, and of course cautious - and wanted to ask how many people are competing over 20 horses, how they are doing, and especially from anyone who has an older horse who has had suspensory, cardiac or other major issues in the past - and how they have come back.
Before anyone gets all wiggy over riding older horses who have had trouble :), frankly, I am so happily surprised that both of these oldsters are coming along well - BUT...they will ONLY be asked to do what they are willing to do and if they fit up to 2 miles less than they need for a competition they will not compete  ; that said, these are two horses who LOVE the trail and the event, and if they are able I know they will be willing. Right now, either one could do a moderate 25 - we will see where they go from here.
Sandy Adams
Deep Sands Arabians

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