Horse riding

I have ridden horses and ponies for most of my life and would like to continue riding as long as possible despite Parkinson's. The opportunity to look for a new horse to buy is coming up soon; does anyone have experience or advice on the best age and type of horse that would enable me to keep riding for the maximum time?

Hello Heather

It's years since I was able to ride,but my suggestion would be about 5 yrs old and a Cobby type,something steady !!
Good luck

Hi Roz,

Thanks for your suggestion. It makes sense and I was thinking along the same lines. However, a friend thinks I should have an older horse. I think it's time I started looking at possibilities. I've already had to part with my lovely mad thoroughbred mare! :disappointed:

Hi Heather,

It is just a thought, but do you have a Riding For the Disabled group in your area. They might be the best people to advise you.

Hope this is helpful,

Kind regards,


Good idea. I'll contact one of the local groups.

Many thanks,