The age question when buying a packer (spinoff of "lower level packe for Bn-N-T)
Thanks to the leads that people sent in for my other thread, I've already started the search and have tried some horses! (can you tell I'm an A type? lol)
It's a lot of fun trying "been there, done that" type horses. One thing I will need to take into consideration is the age question. Some packers on the list my trainer and I put together are around 10, some are early teens, and some older. This is ideally a horse I'd like to have for at least a couple of years as I work through BN/N levels before I start looking for a younger and seriously competitive (and more expensive) horse.
For people who have been in a similar situation, at what point did you start questioning the horse's age, regardless of how much you liked riding it?