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How old is your oldest horse?

Less than 15 years
15%
249
16-20 years
20%
333
21-25 years
22%
353
26-30 years
24%
387
More than 30 years
19%
316

Total votes cast: 1638

Comments & Write-in Answers

47yr Navajo Pony at DreamCatchers Equine Rescue

2/10/2014 11:38:06 PM

my horse looks great!

2/10/2014 11:27:40 PM

Have 2 thorobred geldings with birthdays next week. The older one will be 32 y.o. And the younger w

2/10/2014 9:21:33 PM

Mare 15.3 1/2 hands, overweight

2/10/2014 8:01:35 PM

a spirited 22 yr oldbroodmare retiring '2016'

2/10/2014 7:24:59 PM

My son's first horse is still a star, We feed him at least 3 times a day.

2/10/2014 7:04:36 PM

he's 28 and the vet says he's the healthiest horse of his age in the region!

2/10/2014 7:01:44 PM

He's turning 18 this year--now he can have his OWN credit card!.

2/10/2014 6:27:57 PM

Two QH's, mare, gelding both 28 and in EXCELLENT HEALTH, my babies!

2/10/2014 5:57:31 PM

My 28 yr old QTR Gelding is losing weight so I just had my vet take a blood sample and fecal sample

2/10/2014 5:29:41 PM

She is 29 this year

2/10/2014 5:09:17 PM

I have an Appy Mare and an OTTB that will both be 30 in 2014

2/10/2014 5:08:37 PM

have 2 OTTB mares 32 + 31. lost my 34 yr STDB 2 yrs ago, Welsh pony last yr at 34 also

2/10/2014 5:07:45 PM

12

2/10/2014 4:58:40 PM

Had his teeth levelled in 2013 and you can't tell the difference in age to a younger horse.

2/10/2014 4:45:49 PM

Joker is 19 and still has a tendency to act like a 3 year old!

2/10/2014 4:43:10 PM

One mule 25, one pony 23

2/10/2014 4:30:40 PM

My mare is 38. I just recently lost my 28 yr old and before that my 50+ yr old pony.

2/10/2014 11:14:37 AM

I have a horse that is 39 years old will be 40 soon. I have tried every thing I can think of to put

2/10/2014 4:46:53 AM

Sparky 34,1967-2001. Shazam 31,1980-2011.

2/10/2014 12:48:21 AM

I have a quarter horse that just turned 31. He has no health problems

2/9/2014 10:15:24 PM

just lost my sweetheart of 33 yrs, now just have a "baby" of 17

2/9/2014 8:03:10 PM

My "once in a lifetime" mare was 32 when she had to be put down. Miss her daily.

2/9/2014 7:32:05 PM

My oldest Horse was a 39 year old Guelding

2/9/2014 6:15:01 PM

She has been thought to be 8 years

2/9/2014 5:16:22 PM

We feed him three times a day as he choked three years ago. He's on senior feed that is soaked.

2/9/2014 5:05:16 PM

I just sadly had to say good by to my 31 year old STB mare.

2/9/2014 2:47:44 PM

29 yr old Morgan mare

2/9/2014 2:40:38 PM

My 32 year old died recently due to complications if colic. My 2 other seniors are 29 ans 24

2/9/2014 2:23:45 PM

my last two marees left me at 25

2/9/2014 11:43:14 AM

Currently my gelding is 16. I recently put my 29 yr old mare down.

2/9/2014 9:57:21 AM

My most wondrous gal will be 26 next month !

2/9/2014 9:37:28 AM

My 2 i had before these 2 were 32 & approx 39 when i had to say goodbye to them.

2/9/2014 9:17:21 AM

33-year-old Appaloosa

2/9/2014 8:56:28 AM

Will be 27 in may

2/9/2014 8:55:17 AM

My gelding made it to 36 years.

2/9/2014 12:11:50 AM

My AQHA Gelding is turning 21, but you wouldn't know it. He is as spry as ever

2/8/2014 10:38:00 PM

I finally euthanized my 35 yr old mare in 2013. Now have 2 28 yr olds

2/8/2014 10:32:34 PM

Very healthy

2/8/2014 9:00:04 PM

leased

2/8/2014 8:46:45 PM

Wild Horse will be 35 April 2014

2/8/2014 5:30:25 PM

32 and doing fine

2/8/2014 4:22:20 PM

sound, happy and still going strong!

2/8/2014 2:21:52 PM

coming 30 in May and still going strong! Love my Morgan mare :)

2/8/2014 11:41:00 AM

Oldest is 19--has navicular. I don't ride her. Lots of work to do with 3 yr.old mare.

2/8/2014 8:57:12 AM

My old Arab is still champing at the bit, clean legs, we go everywhere.

2/8/2014 7:23:35 AM

Have owned two horses who lived to age 33

2/7/2014 9:31:06 PM

...and still kicks up his heels at 38. Even if it is only 2 feet off the ground!

2/7/2014 9:22:58 PM

My eldest passed away in 2011 at the age of 35.

2/7/2014 9:21:53 PM

all 6 of ours are 16 to 19

2/7/2014 9:16:43 PM

lost our 39 year old last year all the rest are under 10

2/7/2014 7:59:43 PM

OTTB still thinks he's 3, won't retire was a jumper now a dressage horse, loves to work

2/7/2014 7:19:01 PM

Our Thoroughbred mare is 31 this year and still going strong.

2/7/2014 6:55:01 PM

Pepe is 34, my oldest died at 38, 7 years ago.

2/7/2014 6:22:29 PM

I just lost my old guy, about two weeks after he turned 30.

2/7/2014 5:39:31 PM

At the barn I take lessons at , the oldest is 28 and he's a mini...

2/7/2014 5:06:51 PM

we have a 29 yr old mustange mare

2/7/2014 4:42:21 PM

Grand Samuel, (Sammy), just had his 31st b-day on 1/31. AQHA dun gelding & pretty darn healthy, 2!

2/7/2014 4:14:04 PM

Coming 33 in spring 2014

2/7/2014 3:20:52 PM

He well be 34 this April. 3/4 Arabian, 1/4 Quarter horse/

2/7/2014 2:51:23 PM

29 and he's a mule, actually.

2/7/2014 2:39:43 PM

Hopefully will be 30 in May - trip to beach already booked.

2/7/2014 2:13:08 PM

dear old Jason made 42

2/7/2014 1:55:32 PM

The horse I have now is 14, but my mare passed away two years ago at the age of 30.

2/7/2014 1:42:02 PM

25 years and still going strong

2/7/2014 1:26:33 PM

My oldest will be 15 in March

2/7/2014 1:16:35 PM

30 this year.

2/7/2014 1:08:10 PM

I think he's 25, no papers and I've only had him 6 years, awesome Appy gelding!

2/7/2014 12:53:38 PM

My 18-year-old OTTB is still eventing and shows no signs of slowing down!

2/7/2014 12:50:16 PM

I have two geldings who will be 15 in April of this year.

2/7/2014 12:48:54 PM

29 in may, still thinks he's God's gift to mares!

2/7/2014 12:33:05 PM

3 horses ages 25, 23, 9

2/7/2014 12:21:32 PM

28 year old mare looks good but on daily pain med & joint supplement, down to one sound leg.

2/7/2014 12:21:04 PM

My great Morgan lived for 35 good years.

2/7/2014 12:15:31 PM

Of my six horses, four are over, well over, 20 and functioning well, especially the 30 year old Arab

2/7/2014 12:13:11 PM

20 is also the age of my youngest horse!

2/7/2014 12:01:13 PM

He is a 22 year old Polish/Crabbet Arabian gelding, sound and in very good condition.

2/7/2014 11:53:47 AM

He is 17; I do not consider him a senior.

2/7/2014 11:37:05 AM

22 yr old OTTB gelding that acts like a 10 yr old still!! Love it!!!

2/7/2014 11:23:45 AM

32 year old Morgan draft cross

2/7/2014 11:17:37 AM

I've owned him since 1994

2/7/2014 11:11:59 AM

Had him from 2 y.o. until I put him down recents at age 26y 7 mo 3wks

2/7/2014 10:47:21 AM

38

2/7/2014 10:43:14 AM

My Percheron Mare is 28 years old and we still do lots of trailriding. Rock Star horse!

2/7/2014 10:18:35 AM

Our oldest resident is Pet, a palomino mare. Her birth date is May 10/76 - she'll be 38 this year!

2/7/2014 10:18:26 AM

Goden Jam is the toughest strongest thoroughbred mare on our farm!

2/7/2014 9:39:30 AM

I adore my old guy!

2/7/2014 12:46:37 AM

29 year old retired Arabian show horse

2/6/2014 9:55:43 PM

I have had two senoirs that lived to be 36 and 33.

2/6/2014 8:28:56 PM

I have six horses, five of whom are rescued, are all 25+ as the least likely to be adopted.

2/6/2014 8:26:15 PM

My mare is a rescue so I'm not exactly sure her age, but based on her teeth I'm guessing early 20's.

2/6/2014 8:00:35 PM

OLD LADY, will be 33 in april- youngster will be 28 in march Both of my girls are happy and healthy

2/6/2014 7:36:37 PM

A pony we have had for 8 years now, they really don't know how old he is. Also have an 18 yo App.

2/6/2014 5:24:46 PM

Lost my oldest, 38 years old, 2 year ago

2/6/2014 4:24:36 PM

We know our gelding's over 30, but do not know his actual age beyond that.

2/6/2014 4:03:57 PM

My Morgan mare will be 28 in April. We've owned her for 22 years and she's been great!.

2/6/2014 3:31:04 PM

Shetland pony mare. VWM Veterinary School professors could not age her; no indicators.

2/6/2014 2:40:01 PM

31 yo arab who is still ridden. Excellent heart/body condition=4 meals/day= 9 gals

2/6/2014 1:36:57 PM

TB g. is 26 and App. QH m. is 27; a few months ago our 35-yr old QH died. I love the senior horses!

2/6/2014 1:18:41 PM

My sister's Arabian/Welsh gelding will be 34 this May, and still bosses the two11-year olds around.

2/6/2014 12:25:27 PM

We just got her one month ago, she was a KP rescue. We LOVE HER!

2/6/2014 12:11:49 PM

I have 3 that are 22 - 23 years old

2/6/2014 11:45:41 AM

Black (now a little grey) Velvet is an AMHR miniature mare

2/6/2014 11:43:14 AM

Acts like a kid.

2/6/2014 10:55:18 AM

Go-Boy is 28. Not holding his weight as well so I don't ride him. He gets ponied and is happy.......

2/6/2014 10:04:34 AM

She still rides and drives happily!

2/6/2014 9:27:13 AM

he has navicular, is blind in his left eye, and is sway back but still going strong.

2/6/2014 7:59:40 AM

35 year old Shetland pony

2/6/2014 7:46:45 AM

This winter my 26-year-old is needing more hay to maintain her weight

2/6/2014 7:25:54 AM

We have had him since a yearling

2/6/2014 6:15:26 AM

I lost my other old girl last year. she was 39.5

2/6/2014 2:07:51 AM

My quarter horse is 32

2/6/2014 1:31:08 AM

I lost my 32 years old quarter horse 2 yrs ago. Shortly I acquired a horse that needed a home 21 yr

2/6/2014 1:30:25 AM

31 yr old QH Mare which had a cracked scull and one of her eyes had to be removed and also has PPID

2/6/2014 12:45:54 AM

Star is my soon to be 31 year old mare that I was lucky enough to even deliver!

2/6/2014 12:34:56 AM

Gaited mare. Very kind and gentle soul! Loves children.

2/6/2014 12:19:12 AM

Had her put down last August due to a fractured elbow (got kicked) - she was 33 1/2 years old!

2/5/2014 11:55:37 PM

28 yr old AMHA paint stallion

2/5/2014 11:16:37 PM

34 and still going strong teaching kids to ride

2/5/2014 10:50:40 PM

dealing with PPID, IR and laminitis at the moment. Hope for recovery with the laminits. On supportiv

2/5/2014 9:20:37 PM

31 this year and doing great!

2/5/2014 9:17:09 PM

Romeo, my super healthy Arab, is in his early 30s and still trail rides and plays with his buddies.

2/5/2014 8:44:26 PM

Oldest is 19, all of my true oldies have passed on in the past 5 years.

2/5/2014 7:56:02 PM

Still barrel racing at 21 and looking good!

2/5/2014 7:37:04 PM

Arabian gelding that is 33. He is sound, looks great. I have had him since he was 6 months old.

2/5/2014 7:28:07 PM

35yo gelding still running and bucking in the field! He needs special attention and care but worth i

2/5/2014 7:11:34 PM

He turns 34 this year!

2/5/2014 6:59:49 PM

I own only one horse. A 37 yr old Standardbred gelding and he is enjoying life to the fullest!

2/5/2014 6:57:47 PM

Percheron mare and looks like she's 10. Great shape and health!

2/5/2014 6:51:11 PM

He's no longer sure-footed so I don't feel safe going above a trot.

2/5/2014 6:07:16 PM

Currently although I did have a horse that was 35!

2/5/2014 5:50:06 PM

I have two AMAZING QUARTER HORSES who are both 28 years young and in EXCELLENT HEALTH.

2/5/2014 5:15:30 PM

My 28-year-old died this past summer

2/5/2014 4:53:18 PM

Vinnie will be 39 years old March 6th.

2/5/2014 4:52:52 PM

passed on 5 yrs ago at 35.

2/5/2014 4:45:12 PM

My guy is about to turn 32

2/5/2014 4:44:16 PM

I've had him since he was 4 months old.

2/5/2014 4:39:33 PM

my only boy is 21 this year, but he sure does not act or look that old.

2/5/2014 4:31:51 PM

Beaufier, a purebred Arabian will be 33 on March 11

2/5/2014 4:22:11 PM

Mogan....37 ys. today - blankets & fleece leg wraps and lots of Equine Sr.

2/5/2014 4:06:46 PM

Sasha is arabian and 30 years this year , going strong although winters are taking their toll

2/5/2014 4:04:40 PM

He's 27 and still going strong!

2/5/2014 3:36:02 PM

At 29, she is no longer the boss in the pasture, but she still gets around great and eats just fine.

2/5/2014 3:27:02 PM

25 and still going strong! Looks no older than 13, able to be ridden lightly, goes out, no lameness

2/5/2014 3:17:52 PM

All of the horses I've lost from natural causes have been 30+. Success!!

2/5/2014 2:20:47 PM

My Arab x is 30 this year.

2/5/2014 2:09:37 PM

28

2/5/2014 2:09:18 PM

Going to be 16 in May. He is NOT a "senior" and won't be for many more years!

2/5/2014 2:08:14 PM

She is a miniature…doing well on 'Total Equine' and rabbit pellet diet; excellent weight & mobility!

2/5/2014 1:39:57 PM

She doesn't look her age and the vet encourages me to get her fitter!

2/5/2014 1:39:08 PM

One benefit of registration papers is knowing how old your horse really is and not from speculation.

2/5/2014 1:33:06 PM

OX araber

2/5/2014 1:28:24 PM

19 going on 6!

2/5/2014 1:21:53 PM

He looks so good no one believes he is that age. Polish/Egyptian Arabian

2/5/2014 1:15:11 PM

My horse is 30 years young and still is ridden once a week.

2/5/2014 1:10:53 PM

still sound, with furry winter coat

2/5/2014 1:04:01 PM

He is a little welsh mountain pony that has only a few teeth left but still goes for a few rides

2/5/2014 12:59:45 PM

And still riding, energy like a 8 year old. It is a Quarterhorse mare.

2/5/2014 12:48:40 PM

Arabian gelding... good nurtition, vet care and dental care ...and lots of love !!!

2/5/2014 12:48:39 PM

52 years it was put down last year, think it was a Welsh Pony. :)

2/5/2014 12:30:44 PM

36 year old Seanba-Khan Half Arabian

2/5/2014 12:27:51 PM

Lady turns 28 this yr. We got her as a yearling.

2/5/2014 12:26:49 PM

regular work, regular worming and immunization, ground oats and soaked feed!

2/5/2014 12:26:21 PM

18 going on 8!

2/5/2014 12:25:43 PM

My mare will be 31 in May. I have had her since before she was 4 yrs. old.

2/5/2014 12:13:56 PM

my rescue pony is 32 and sound and frisky!

2/5/2014 12:09:46 PM

at this time she is my oldest at 13. My oldest was 27.

2/5/2014 12:08:12 PM

Loved him for 37 years!!!

2/5/2014 12:03:00 PM

Our oldest living is a 22 yr old QH mare, the oldest deceased a 28 yr old QH/Arab mare.

2/5/2014 12:01:46 PM

My 31 yr old Arab mare. She's still spunky and fabulous!

2/5/2014 11:55:56 AM

You would never know it either! As an arab she can still outrun the young QHs in barrels!!

2/5/2014 11:55:55 AM

I have 2 over 30, 2 more over 25

2/5/2014 11:54:28 AM

31 this year! 23 years together!

2/5/2014 11:53:38 AM

We just lost our 20 year old from a car hitting him :(

2/5/2014 11:53:30 AM

24 this year and in AMAZING shape (knock on wood)!

2/5/2014 11:52:26 AM

happy and healthy

2/5/2014 11:48:35 AM

He will be 26 in May

2/5/2014 11:46:09 AM

Little Lou is an OTTB winner. She is retired at our rescue & one of our healthiest horses.

2/5/2014 11:44:30 AM

He had been starved, near death, when seized Apr 2005, will be 31 in Apr.

2/5/2014 11:42:36 AM

Foxtrotter gelding

2/5/2014 11:38:51 AM

OUR CURRENTLY OLDEST OLDIE IS 29, SHE'S A REGISTERED APPY MARE THAT STILL COULD PASS FOR 15 YEAR OLD

2/5/2014 11:37:31 AM

Shetland Pony

2/5/2014 11:35:18 AM

He broke his leg last year but has fully recuperated.

2/5/2014 11:22:20 AM

Kizzie will be 26 on March 16, ruby will be 24 on April 4 and Munchkin will be 24 on May 28

2/5/2014 11:22:13 AM

Our little Arab mare, Misty, will be 38 this year! She is a rescue horse, still going strong!

2/5/2014 11:20:04 AM

I have had several Arabians horses that live to be 30 and 31, 1 mare had her last baby at 30.

2/5/2014 11:13:19 AM

she will be 31 may 10 ,2014. Waggoner star and poco bueno lines. love foundation stong!

2/5/2014 11:12:07 AM

As of now however I had one lived to he was 42!

2/5/2014 11:10:52 AM

We just lost a 34 year old and still have a mare about 32 years old.

2/5/2014 11:04:07 AM

otherwise than bouts with Uvetis and Internist(not sure I spelt that right'I'm happy to say I've ha

2/5/2014 11:01:54 AM

My 19 year old OTTB is still healthy and sound!

2/5/2014 11:00:09 AM

He was 34 when he passed away. He was a rescue & my favorite all time horse I still miss him.

2/5/2014 10:59:27 AM

33yr old Arabian Mare

2/5/2014 10:58:49 AM

I only have 2 horses. A 10-year-old and a 19-year-old, though she's often mistaken for 4 years old!

2/5/2014 10:58:29 AM

OTTB. Hula haven. Never ride her. Just a pasture pet

2/5/2014 10:58:15 AM

Our QH CJ is 33 years old -- such a good boy --

2/5/2014 10:57:53 AM

We had one that lived to 37 a few years ago as well

2/5/2014 10:57:38 AM

Arab mare 34

2/5/2014 10:57:34 AM

Retired racing pacer. He is a big outside dog, loves kids and attention.

2/5/2014 10:57:22 AM

and my sicillian burro is likely in late 30s

2/5/2014 10:56:30 AM

Mine is 25, my sister's is 29, and both are going strong :-) Don't tell them they are old!

2/5/2014 10:55:50 AM

had a pony live to his late 30s. current horse is 29 reg qh gelding

2/5/2014 10:55:23 AM

we have three mares over the age of 20.. ages are 21, 22 and 25

2/5/2014 10:52:26 AM

32years old and still helathy

2/5/2014 10:51:21 AM

And, except for lordosis, she's healthy

2/5/2014 10:34:44 AM

She is almost 34, and full of spunk!

2/5/2014 9:01:17 AM

h TB mare, acting like 12...I'm 72...only option is to ride on...

2/5/2014 8:14:11 AM

He's 25 in March :-)

2/5/2014 4:15:24 AM

Still healthy & never tiring.

2/4/2014 11:58:16 PM

still runs the length of my 3 acres at full gallop with her 11 yr old daughter....LOL...

2/4/2014 10:08:15 PM

Supposedly our rescue horse is older than 30. It's hard to believe, he's fit as a fiddle!

2/4/2014 8:45:02 PM

22 and going strong he is rode daily. Retired Western Pleasure show horse.

2/4/2014 8:12:47 PM

Reg.Buckskin Quarter Horse 32years Ist of March

2/4/2014 8:01:50 PM

My had to put my AQHA down at the humble age of 38. He was still my trail buddy until he was 35

2/4/2014 7:02:04 PM

We have 4 in their late 20's but, our oldest is 35.

2/4/2014 6:03:33 PM

They are 7, 11 and 15

2/4/2014 1:53:16 PM

We have a boarder who is a 31 year old Quarter horse.

2/4/2014 1:14:22 PM

He has cateracts, any advice?

2/4/2014 12:34:20 PM

21 year old retired thoroughbred still carrying my 11 year old son over 1 meter fences and more!

2/4/2014 11:53:24 AM

Andalusian stallion

2/4/2014 11:50:37 AM

and going strong!

2/4/2014 11:40:48 AM

I've always had seniors; first time in years that my herd of 4 has been under the age of 17.

2/4/2014 10:46:49 AM

We have several horses who are at the 18+ age at our farm, but the oldest is nearing 30.

2/4/2014 9:43:36 AM

Our Appaloosa mare will be 27 this year...she doesn't have any clue she's that old, though!

2/4/2014 8:04:47 AM

does have issues with EMS, keeping him off pasture and on senior feed is helping

2/4/2014 6:44:28 AM

and still happy and healthy

2/4/2014 1:29:19 AM

She is a registered Clydesdale

2/4/2014 12:56:48 AM

Riding Pony mare 42

2/4/2014 12:47:03 AM