Oldest Horse EVER was 62!

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  1. firelight27

    firelight27 Senior Member+

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    Many of you probably already know this, but I found it fascinating. The oldest horse ever recorded was Old Billy, a black horse with a blaze who was believed to be a cob/shire mixture. He was a barge horse born in 1760, who died in 1822.

    As far as I know the oldest currently living horse is a 51 year old morgan named Copper, but I don't know how many years ago that was established. I think a few now. So if he is still alive, he is even older!

    What is the oldest horse you have ever had/seen? Why can't we get more of our horses to live so long! Lol.

    What I originally saw (which lands this in the breeding section), is the oldest known mare to give birth was a 42 year old Australian broodmare. Don't know how substantiated this fact is.

    The longest tail ever recorded was 22 FEET LONG! It belonged to a palomino named Chinook.

    Totally non-horse related, but the world's oldest woman to give birth was 72, she had twins in July of 2008. EEK! The dad was 75! Talk about potent. Lol.
     






  2. County

    County Senior Member+

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    And just think he had no Senior Feed, no RB, no fancy food, no wormer, etc. and still managed to live that long.
     
  3. McGregor Ranch

    McGregor Ranch Senior Member

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    My mare's grandam had her last colt at 36 years of age.

    My husband had a pony that lived to be 42 years of age, that's the oldest one he's ever had.
     
  4. MontegoBay

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    It seems to me the horses that live the longest have the least amount of vaccines and deworming is a lot more tentative--definitely not monthly, more like twice a year. Good hay, TONs of turnout, and water of course. The oldest horse I have ever met was 42 and the oldest horse I have ever actually ridden was about 23.
     
  5. McGregor Ranch

    McGregor Ranch Senior Member

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    I know for a fact that pony that lived to be 42 never was vaccinated once in his life and was wormed about twice a year. My mares grandam lived on a ranch in ND and was probably never wormed or vaccinated in her life.
     
  6. MontegoBay

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    yepppppppppppppp. I believe it! I will never vaccinate my pets ever again. I really don't know why people deworm as much as they do--especially if they don't know what parasites, if any..are in the horse. It is literally pumping the horse with pesticides every single time. Monty is required to have shots, but I am going to do as limited as possible. I am scared of some things he can get that would kill him, so I am at least going to do 3-way and WNV this year. What is the most important thing is improving the immune system naturally. My pets have never been healthier. Great post! :)
     
  7. charming

    charming Senior Member+

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    Oldest horse I've ever ridden was a Mustang/QH cross, he's still alive, retired save for childrens pony rides once a year, he's sorrel and flaxen and his name is Sunny (Sundance) he is 30 this year. I think he's done pretty well, his dam died during birth, he was abused and starved until he as 3 (when his current owner bought him) he was crazy, he's been in a trailer accident in which a steel rod went through his chest and came out his shoulder, and he's foundered, too. He's still got so much left in him. He is vaccinated annually (4 way) and dewormed twice a year. He also happens to be my mare's boyfriend.. haha.

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  8. imjustjoking22

    imjustjoking22 Senior Member+

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    I don't know about the first part at least...we did regular worming and vaccines at the barn where I rode for several years and I rode several horses who were going strong into their early 30s, although they *were* kept in big pastures :)
     
  9. charming

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    Not Chinook but another guy named Linus at 11 years old, 11 1/2' mane and 12 1/2' tail.

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  10. I heart Stilts

    I heart Stilts Full Member

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    The only horse I've ever had (which was my mom's and aunt's when they were kids) until it died was 32 i believe. He was half arabian half quarter horse. And the best horse ever. I learned to ride on him and he was really fun.
    My horse now is only 8 so we have a while to go still
     






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