Are you ever too old to ride?

Well, according to 70-year-old Richard Rettele, the answer is no!

Mr Rettle trains Thoroughbreds and rides racing Quarter Horses. He has just won a $15,000 stakes race on Fearles Fred in River Downs, Ohio, USA. His wife trains the Quarter Horses and he rides them in races and is a regular winner. He says “Right now we’ve got about 50 horses. I only gallop eight or ten each day; I do have to take it easy somewhat. I like it: a nice horse keeps you going, but if it’s not, that road gets awful long”.