RE: Is he too old for her?
when i was 11/12 a friend and i took on loan a 28yr old pony being retired from a riding school- it was the best experience for us- he was so kind gentle and loving pony and loved all the fuss two young girls gave him!
it also taught us to be respectfull and carefull with him- while our other friends were galloping around we appreicated that his legs wouldnt take that work!
we learnt to jump with him and had five amazing years before he was retired to pasture for six months then to the pasture in the sky, from this we both learnt about how sad as it was, animals cant live forever.
so no hes not too old! he will need some extra care, teeth checked more regular than a younger pony and possibly more rugging up in the winter but for me it was worth it!
im now 33 and still have two horses! - RIP danny boy xxx