34-year-old horse

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  1. tawirth604

    tawirth604 Chirping

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    Hi, folks! :) I have a 34-year-old QH gelding that does not look his age. He does have arthritis; but other than that, he’s fine. I had officially retired him, but I heard that light exercise would benefit him. He hasn’t been ridden in years. Should I try light exercise or let him stay retired? Any advice is greatly appreciated. :)
     
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    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    I would keep him retired..Post pictures please..
     
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    tawirth604 Chirping

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    This was taken last year. He looks the same.
     

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    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    He looks pretty good..:thumbsup
    You don't know though if he has a little bit of soreness in his back and once your riding him it's all about balance, both him and you.
    Try him in a round pen first. Start with lounging him and them begin adding tack. He sure is a nice boy..:frow
     
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    townchicks Free Ranging

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    If he were mine, I wouldn't ride him, but just leading him out and about for an hour a day can be helpful. Does he run around in pasture?
     
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    tawirth604 Chirping

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    He stays out. I think I’ll leave him be and just love on him. ❤️ He’s earned it.
     
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    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    Awesome decision for an old boy that paid his dues...:hugs
     
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    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    I have an Arab that's 18.5 years old and I definitely don't ride him enough anymore. He isn't in top riding condition so I only take him out on short rides around our area.
    I definitely love my boy and he always is full of pep and doesn't miss a stride. :hugs
     
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    tawirth604 Chirping

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    Red has been everywhere. He has been my trail horse since I was a little girl. He was the first horse I ever rode by myself. He has truly taken care of me more times than I can count. He’s very special. ❤️
     
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    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    That's so fantastic..:wee:hugs
    Kupid and I have been partners since he was 7 and very green. He threw me the first time I rode him when trying him out and I bought him on the spot. He definitely takes care of me and our connection is unbreaking..:hugs
    I trained him myself. :hugs
     
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