- Nov 7, 2003
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Well I have been looking for a riding horse lately, have not been on a horse for ~5 yrs, just did not have the desire after my old guy became lame than passed. Through a set of strange cicumstances I came across a retired Standardbred pacer. Went to see him last week, rode for the first time and actually made me cry it had been so long but I am now a very nervous rider. He is a Pacer, legs far from clean but seems a gentle guy and traveled sound. Was represented to me as a 16 yr old, road safe, kid safe, etc. Well when I got home I noticed his coggins said 19 yrs. OK, maybe the owner just isn't sure. Sent his tattoo number to the trotting horse association...he is 22! Losing my old horse just about killed me and now I have purchased a 22 yr old retired pacer who ran in over 200 races in his career! I am supposed to pick him up Sunday, already handed over payment in full. What would you do??