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Would a 18 years old thoroughbred be able to take me far or should I keep looking for a younger horse to have my whole life?

Would a 18 years old thoroughbred be able to take me far or should I keep looking for a younger horse to have my whole life?
It all depends on the horse, but thoroughbreds do tend to get arthritis and other problems as they get older, off the tracks especially
Whatever you thinks right
I have a 19 y/o who was out of work for 4 years before I bought him as an 18yr old. He is now eventing comfortably at 80-95cm and is still going up in quality. At the same time though my mums horse went downhill from 20-22 until he had to be put down. Depends on he horse
Hey it really depends on what the 18 y/o has done if he has not done a lot I would get some younger if you want to go far.