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Old 10-19-2006, 01:25 PM  
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How old is you horse in human years???

Well we had one on how old we are in equine years, I just thought why don't we find out how old our horses are in human years?


I found this in EQUUS magazine August 2006

Comparatively Speaking:

Although there's no simple equation for calculating how old your horse is in human years, it's possible to come up with a ballpark figure:

*First horse year = 12 human years
*Second horse year = 7 human years
*Next three horse years = 4 years each
*Subsequent horse years = 2 1/2 years each.

This puts a 2-year-old colt in his late teens, a 5-year-old at full maturity and a 15-year-old at late middle age.
What accounts for the difference in aging? Largely genetics and lifestyle. Horses mature much more quickly than their owners, so their formative years add up exponentially. Horses experience a few days of infancy, a few months of childhood and a year or more as teens.
They are fully mature by 4 or 5 years of age, when the enter a lengthy active adulthood. Then they experience a short decline and brief terminal illness.
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Old 10-19-2006, 01:27 PM  
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So my 10 and 11 year old horses are middle aged but I can't figure out the problem.(math wasn't my strong suit)
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Well, I did a little math and here's what I came up with..

Horse Years = Human Years
1 = 12
2 = 19
3 = 23
4 = 27
5 = 31
6 = 33.5
7 = 36
8 = 38.5
9 = 41
10 = 43.5
11 = 46
12 = 48.5
13 = 51
14 = 53.5
15 = 56
16 = 58.5
17 = 61
18 = 63.5
19 = 66
20 = 68.5
21 = 71
22 = 73.5
23 = 76
24 = 78.5
25 = 81
26 = 83.5
27 = 86
28 = 88.5
29 = 91
30 = 93.5
31 = 96
32 = 98.5
33 = 101
34 = 103.5
35 = 106
36 = 108.5
37 = 111
38 = 113.5
39 = 116
40 = 118.5

I don't know about this formula. My 30 yr old gelding looks a lot better than a 93.5 year old man. I know a few horses who have lived to 40 but I don't know any people who have lived to 118.5.
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Old 10-19-2006, 02:16 PM  
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Remember you are comparing two different species, MikeysMom - physically horses age much better than we do.

That would put Bailey at about 6 years old, Red would be 58.5, Jeb would be 85.5, and Scotty would be 93. I hope I look as good as he does at that age!
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Old 10-19-2006, 02:23 PM  
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Thanks MikeysMom! I'm so stupid when it comes to numbers.

Starla - 36
Glory - 63.5
DD - 73.5
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Old 10-19-2006, 02:24 PM  
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Wow - so when my old appy died at 32 he was really old Boy, did he look good for his age!!!
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Old 10-19-2006, 02:25 PM  
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WOW, my Arab gelding Beau is 101 years old. He sure looks good for his age!
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Old 10-19-2006, 02:28 PM  
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eek I fail to see how my silly teenager or a 6 year old should be 33.5 haha I'd rather go by the breed age caclulator in my vet tech manual that says hes 21 !!!! lol 33.5 just doesnt work for him haha

my other horse would be a 73 year old little old lady by this... doesnt exactly suit her completely arthritis free body thats still in show condition and jumping up a storm
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Old 10-19-2006, 02:30 PM  
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Hey, I'm as young as a 7 year old horse. I'm just hitting my stride! I like looking at it this way!
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Old 10-19-2006, 02:32 PM  
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What a neat way to look at it - that means I am only 12 again!! Yipee
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Old 10-19-2006, 02:33 PM  
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bah ! eek !Im like 2 years old and a month lol
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Yipee I just turned 12. My Girl and I will have to have a special celebration as we are the same age. Me in horse yrs, her human.

I know, I'll bake a carrot cake!

My childhood Shetland Stormy is 103 in human years. Wha wha wha

Durango has always been an old man and he's only 33 in human years.
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Old 10-20-2006, 08:49 AM  
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my girls are in their mid 40's, and I'm 3 in horse years. (HHmmm maybe that explains my stubborness and sassy mouth)
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Old 10-20-2006, 09:10 AM  
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Our horses are 23,41(2),46,and 81,and I am 14!! I hope I can keep up with my 46 year old boyfriend.
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Old 10-20-2006, 09:56 PM  
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Well, if I did this right, I have a 43-1/2 yr old QH mare a 38-1/2 yr old Saddlebred gelding, a 33-1/2 yr old Pinto, a 27 year old APHA and a 12 year old Mule. And according to those numbers, I'm 4 years old. Yeah! I got to tell you, none of my kids are acting their ages.
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Old 10-20-2006, 09:59 PM  
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My horse would be between 19 and 23 in human years, as he is 2 going on 3 in March.
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How long does a horse live and what is the conversion factor for horse years to human years? At a recent British Equine Veterinary Association meeting, it was reported that the average horse lives 28 + 5 years and the conversion factor of 2.2 should be used to compare a horse's age to human years. The 45-year-old pony named Tawney, which was living in Thorold, Ontario in 1999, was equivalent to a 99-year-old person.

So our boys are both 5. That makes them 10-12 year olds?
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