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Old 03-14-2008, 11:20 AM  
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Horse Age vs Human Age

What's the difference? Dogs are 7 years right?
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Heres a calculator I found
http://horses.about.com/library/calcs/blagecompare.htm
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Just wanted to add the human ages seem young to me
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Ok here is another thing I found: Apparently it depends on who you talk to?

You may be familiar with how dogs age as compared to humans, but what about the horse? In the first year of life, the foal grows more rapidly than the human child. From birth until 3 years, the horse ages approximately 6.5 years for every human year. In his third year of life, the horse's age slows to about 5 years for every human year. The 3-year-old horse is the rough equivalent of an 18-year-old human. From 4 years on, the horse ages only about 2.5 years for each human year. A 22-year-old horse is approximately 65-years-old in human terms. A horse that lives to the ripe old age of 36 is the equivalent of a 100-year-old person.

All age equivalents in the charts are approximate, and just as with humans, some animals age better than others.

Horse Human
1 year 6.5 years
2 years 13 years
3 years 18 years
4 years 20.5 years
10 years 35.5 years
17 years 53 years
20 years 60.5 years
24 years 70.5 years
30 years 85.5 years
36 years 100.5 years
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Cool......I always wondered about that myself. Good to know!
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Cool! So Ruggy is 60yrs old in human years and Classy is 2 yrs old! Thanks
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This one makes the most sense when I use it to judge where I figure Tango is, mentally and emotionally and physically...says, as Tango is 9 on Monday, that he's about 19-20. Which, when you think about the troubles and the work we've done, and the maturation he's gone through in the last 6 months, makes complete sense.

In other words, I'm dealing with a TEENAGER! Who is just at drinking age...and is being rowdy and ready to be his own 'man' and live his life.

Yep, makes perfect sense to me. The other charts given say he should be 35-40 years old. And he is definitely not that mature, wise, or understanding.

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I like this one too... seems right on with Roo... 6 years old, 13 years old in human years, selective hearing, hissy fits, but still loving and wanting to be babied sometime..hehe
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This one makes the most sense when I use it to judge where I figure Tango is, mentally and emotionally and physically...says, as Tango is 9 on Monday, that he's about 19-20. Which, when you think about the troubles and the work we've done, and the maturation he's gone through in the last 6 months, makes complete sense.

In other words, I'm dealing with a TEENAGER! Who is just at drinking age...and is being rowdy and ready to be his own 'man' and live his life.

Yep, makes perfect sense to me. The other charts given say he should be 35-40 years old. And he is definitely not that mature, wise, or understanding.

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Unless of course, he's just having a mid life crisis and is about ready to go out and get his nipples pierced
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Ok here is another thing I found: Apparently it depends on who you talk to?

You may be familiar with how dogs age as compared to humans, but what about the horse? In the first year of life, the foal grows more rapidly than the human child. From birth until 3 years, the horse ages approximately 6.5 years for every human year. In his third year of life, the horse's age slows to about 5 years for every human year. The 3-year-old horse is the rough equivalent of an 18-year-old human. From 4 years on, the horse ages only about 2.5 years for each human year. A 22-year-old horse is approximately 65-years-old in human terms. A horse that lives to the ripe old age of 36 is the equivalent of a 100-year-old person.

All age equivalents in the charts are approximate, and just as with humans, some animals age better than others.

Horse Human
1 year 6.5 years
2 years 13 years
3 years 18 years
4 years 20.5 years
10 years 35.5 years
17 years 53 years
20 years 60.5 years
24 years 70.5 years
30 years 85.5 years
36 years 100.5 years
This makes sense...'cause my coming 2 is SOOOOOOO 13!!
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The calculator says Riley is a between 11 and 13. He is 5 going six.
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Ok here is another thing I found: Apparently it depends on who you talk to?

You may be familiar with how dogs age as compared to humans, but what about the horse? In the first year of life, the foal grows more rapidly than the human child. From birth until 3 years, the horse ages approximately 6.5 years for every human year. In his third year of life, the horse's age slows to about 5 years for every human year. The 3-year-old horse is the rough equivalent of an 18-year-old human. From 4 years on, the horse ages only about 2.5 years for each human year. A 22-year-old horse is approximately 65-years-old in human terms. A horse that lives to the ripe old age of 36 is the equivalent of a 100-year-old person.

All age equivalents in the charts are approximate, and just as with humans, some animals age better than others.

Horse Human
1 year 6.5 years
2 years 13 years
3 years 18 years
4 years 20.5 years
10 years 35.5 years
17 years 53 years
20 years 60.5 years
24 years 70.5 years
30 years 85.5 years
36 years 100.5 years
This one seems about right to me.

Noni - you have to compare Tango to men of that age, not women. I know many immature men that are 40. They never grow up.
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interesting...i was just thinking about this the other day.
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That explains the tantrums from my yearling, except he seems to swing from the 6 year old to the 13 year old in stages and he is only 11 months old. I hope this is not a sign of things to come.
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Unless of course, he's just having a mid life crisis and is about ready to go out and get his nipples pierced
Oh Good Lord. He might go and get a Price Edward (or whatever it's called...). Would make sheath cleaning ever so much more difficult. LOL.

No, he's not having a midlife crisis...he's just catching up to his brain. He and I are making huge strides, but he's still acting like a beanhead at times...so I'm gonna hold with him being about 20ish.

Maybe I should send him into the military? Do a bootcamp thing. LOL.

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Horse Age

Mapping horse years to human years depends on various factors, including breed. A hard-working TB will likely live 20 years or less, while a well-kept pony can easily approach 40 years.

If you know your breed's average lifespan you can calculate (http://www.wowhorses.com/horse-age.html) the mapping.
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