There hasn’t been much in the news about Elmer Bandit, the 38 year old Arab-cross who set a world record last year for competitive trail ride miles. Apparently no one told him that he is well beyond retirement age because Elmer is still racking up the miles. On July 18th, Elmer and owner Mary Ana Wood completed a 20 mile ride during one day of the Cedar Creek competitive trail ride near Columbia, Mo.
In a concession to his age, Wood entered him into a shorter, slower class. Elmer not only finished in great shape but he jigged for the last two miles apparently not happy to be kept to a slower pace.
Isn’t it great that Elmer is still out there and having fun?
Read more about Elmer:
Older Horses: Elmer Bandit Rides Again
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Go Elmer! You give me hope for my own old age, and prove that it really is true: use it or lose it!