I am owned by a now 30 yr old TWH that I purchased/saved 16 yrs ago. He is the sweetest, gentlest guy you could ask for. Not a mean bone in his body, but he does have issues that keep me poor!..He has penile squamous cell carcinoma (penis cancer), asthma, and suffers from anhidrosis. But at 30, you would swear he is not a day over 20, if that. he looks great with no muscle definition due to not being ridden in 8 years. But, he is happy and as healthy as can be under the circumstances. You'd swear he is totally healthy. I can't ride anymore due to arthritic spine in the lumbar region, but I still can do for my horse. I am 73 yrs young and do everything that needs doing around my boy. I, also, am caring for a friend's horse while he is with his Army Vet wife who is serving 3 years in Germany. She is an Equine Veterinarian and joined the Army to care for the service dogs in all the military branches as well as any equids in military service. JR is a retired local police horse whose back ground is, dressage horse and prior racetrack horse. He is an appendix with bloodlines more predisposed to the thoroughbred. My boy, is more predisposed to the Morgan in his ancestry as a Tenn. Walking Horse. I have loved horses since I can remember and bought my first horse at 19 - a well trained Saddlebred that taught me how to ride and was the perfect first horse. I had Yogi for 3 years while I served in the U.S. Navy from 1962-1964. It took me 3 more years to get over life without him as I had to sell him because of orders to Germany. I vowed to get another horse one day and I was 58 yrs old when I bought BlackJack. I had leased a Quarter Horse prior to getting BlackJack and tried to buy him, to no avail. But, because of spinal injuries, I did need a gaited horse and thus, found BlackJack.