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  • Pictures of your old horses.

    You define "old".

    As with people, horses age a different rates, some too soon for their years, some seem ageless, as our here 30 year old, that looked half his age:

    http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a2...0-071144-1.jpg

    He sadly is not with us any more, took a bad step playing and bucking and running around in the pasture.

    Here is our 22 year old on the left, that sadly does look older than his age, as he has a bad stifle with a chip on it and some melanomas, some in his mouth, making eating a bit harder.
    In the picture a few weeks ago, they were enjoying their watermelon break:

    http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a2...IMG_0124-1.jpg

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    You know I'll play. This picture has been up before, but, here's my 26 year old Lexy. As I posted on "her" thread, she's hit a rough spot this week, but I'm confident we'll get over it. She looks and acts like a much younger horse, with the been there, done that attitude of these wonderful seniors.

    http://pic100.picturetrail.com/VOL72.../402961397.jpg

    Edited to add that she's an Appendix Quarterhorse.
    Last edited by Louise; Oct. 24, 2012, 10:52 AM.
    If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.
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    • #3
      http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphoto..._7573885_n.jpg

      http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphoto..._3333276_n.jpg

      I'll play. Here's my 27 yr old Arab Mare. She still looks and acts 7. She's still the best trail horse. So spunky that we need to put beginners on my younger draft X (17h+) not her She still has too much "Go"
      Proud owner of Belle- 17.2h PerchxTB-wannabe dressage horse & Fayah 14.1H arab-trail horse extroidinaire!

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      • #4
        I'll play too.

        Here's my old guy, Gus <-- not the greatest pic, but the newest one I have of him. Some days he looks a lot older then his nearly 23 years of age (he's a January 1990 foal). Other days he acts half his age.

        I define Gus as "old" because of his ongoing lameness issues - I've owned him since he was 10 and for the past twelve years he's been more off then on, as far as soundness goes. And with his age, and issues, arthritis is becoming more and more of an issue. So as much as I wish he was still a spring chicken, I'll be content with my old umm, rooster?
        Proud owner of Gus & Gringo.
        See G2's blog
        Photos

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        • #5
          This is my guy, he's only 20, but he's the oldest horse I've had yet!

          http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphoto...45311038_n.jpg

          ETA: He raced until he was 9 and is still in great shape.
          Last edited by Mosey_2003; Oct. 24, 2012, 01:37 PM.
          It's a small world -- unless you gotta walk home.

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          • #6
            Here's my Woody.

            My beloved Woody, 16.2 Hanoverian gelding. He lived to be 32.
            First pic is the last show we were ever in. He was 26, and HE won everything that day. (notice I said HE, because HE made me look good)
            Second pic is after he had recovered from his surgery, and was feeling better and was bored as could be, I took him to the lake so that he could play and splash in the lake and roll in the sand. I spent 5 hours at the lake that day with him, letting him play and enjoy life. He was 30 in this picture.
            The last picture is my favorite one of him and my daughter. It catches him perfectly. God i loved that horse, and I still miss him every day.
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            ~Rest in Peace Woody...1975-2008~

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              #7
              Originally posted by Louise View Post
              You know I'll play. This picture has been up before, but, here's my 26 year old Lexy. As I posted on "her" thread, she's hit a rough spot this week, but I'm confident we'll get over it. She looks and acts like a much younger horse, with the been there, done that attitude of these wonderful seniors.

              http://pic100.picturetrail.com/VOL72.../402961397.jpg

              Edited to add that she's an Appendix Quarterhorse.
              Wonderful pictures all.

              I did see a picture of an older horse in another thread this morning and thought that needed a spin-off thread, just for old horses.

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              • #8
                http://www.facebook.com/lori.tankel?...type=3&theater

                This was of our beloved TB mare, Impulsive, just a few months before her death a few weeks ago. She lived to be 22...not old in my opinion, but she had a lot of upper level eventing miles on her and had come down with Cushings this past year and the last few months were really hard on her.

                She was an incredible horse and taught my daughter the ropes of eventing. She was the 1997 AHSA Intermediate Horse of the Year with her former owner, who gave her to my daughter, and for us, the horse of a lifetime.

                http://www.calypsofarmeventers.blogs...impulsive.html
                Lori T
                www.calypsofarmeventers.blogspot.com
                www.facebook.com/LoriTankelPhotography
                www.facebook.com/LTEquine for product updates on the lines I rep

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by kari View Post
                  My beloved Woody, 16.2 Hanoverian gelding. He lived to be 32.
                  First pic is the last show we were ever in. He was 26, and HE won everything that day. (notice I said HE, because HE made me look good)
                  Second pic is after he had recovered from his surgery, and was feeling better and was bored as could be, I took him to the lake so that he could play and splash in the lake and roll in the sand. I spent 5 hours at the lake that day with him, letting him play and enjoy life. He was 30 in this picture.
                  The last picture is my favorite one of him and my daughter. It catches him perfectly. God i loved that horse, and I still miss him every day.
                  That last picture choked me up a little bit! He looks like he was a great horse


                  Here's a pic of the all time greatest kid's horse shortly before she was retired doing what she did best: https://www.facebook.com/GuestRanch/...type=3&theater We retired Carrie a few years ago and she just hangs out in our pasture and is pushing 30.

                  My high school horse who turned 21 this year: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...type=3&theater

                  And my old appy that taught me so much. We never got an accurate age on her, but the vet thought she was probably around 25 when this pic was taken 12 years ago: https://www.facebook.com/Megannigan/...type=3&theater
                  Southern Cross Guest Ranch
                  An All Inclusive Guest Ranch Vacation - Georgia

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                  • #10
                    Andy, packing around a teenager at an event at age 25. She was so thrilled and excited that day:

                    http://i408.photobucket.com/albums/p...H/IMG_0063.jpg

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Belleaphant View Post
                      http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphoto..._7573885_n.jpg

                      http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphoto..._3333276_n.jpg

                      I'll play. Here's my 27 yr old Arab Mare. She still looks and acts 7. She's still the best trail horse. So spunky that we need to put beginners on my younger draft X (17h+) not her She still has too much "Go"
                      Not fair! Not Fair!
                      Arabs (and smaller ponies) should have an extra five to ten years subtracted from their age since they are known to be long lived. While bigger horses, hard campaigned showhorses, racehorses and futurity horses should get a five to ten year handicap on their age.
                      A pussycat of a horse with a chewed off tail won the triple crown, The Cubs won the world series and Trump won the Presidency.
                      Don't tell me 'It can't be done.'

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by 5 View Post
                        Not fair! Not Fair!
                        Arabs (and smaller ponies) should have an extra five to ten years subtracted from their age since they are known to be long lived. While bigger horses, hard campaigned showhorses, racehorses and futurity horses should get a five to ten year handicap on their age.
                        That is why I said "old" at your discretion.

                        I also have an 17 year old grandson of Doc Bar that doesn't look or act a day older than 7.
                        He was started early and went on to the futurity, where he held his ground, won his share over the years and is a bit of an energizer bunny, that goes and goes and keeps on going.

                        Whoever said age is a state of mind got it right, for horses also
                        A bit of luck right along doesn't hurt either.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by OveroHunter View Post
                          That last picture choked me up a little bit! He looks like he was a great horse
                          Thanks. He was one in a million, my heart horse.
                          ~Rest in Peace Woody...1975-2008~

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                          • #14
                            I love this thread!!!

                            I've got one confirmed old man... He's 29, will be 30 this spring. I've owned him for 21 years and he's still going strong I'm happy to say. My vet couldn't believe how great he looks last time she was out. Just two nights ago he was out galloping in the field and outrunning my yearling! He was about giving me a heart attack but at the same time I loved seeing that he still has it in him!

                            First an old picture. Here he is back in our eventing days... He was a rockstar Novice and Training level horse. He and I did just about everything though from 4H to Pony Club to fox hunting to just having fun. IMO he looks pretty damn good for a grade QH we bought for a few hundred bucks out of a field!

                            http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphoto..._1754958_n.jpg

                            Here he is last spring, still looking pretty damn good despite not being totally shed out. I REALLY wish I had gotten some photos of him in mid-summer - he looked fantastic - shiny and plump with tons of dapples!

                            http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphoto...82823444_n.jpg

                            The chestnut in the photo is my other kind-of-old-man... He's a Hanoverian gelding and he'll be 20 this spring. He's going strong as well, we'll be making our FEI debut at PSG this summer! I just love this horse so much, THE BEST temperament and tries his heart out. God willing he'll be around when he's 30 too!

                            Here's a picture of him last spring:

                            http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphoto...49222455_n.jpg

                            And last winter (please don't look at the hideous face I'm making ):

                            http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphoto...18470578_n.jpg

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by kari View Post
                              Thanks. He was one in a million, my heart horse.
                              Woody was a fitting name, looking at that regal picture of his head with his kid.

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                              • #16
                                I know, I cheated

                                Originally posted by 5 View Post
                                Not fair! Not Fair!
                                Arabs (and smaller ponies) should have an extra five to ten years subtracted from their age since they are known to be long lived. While bigger horses, hard campaigned showhorses, racehorses and futurity horses should get a five to ten year handicap on their age.
                                Okay I'll post this again in 5-10 yrs remind me.
                                I had to post a picture, she's just too darn cute
                                Proud owner of Belle- 17.2h PerchxTB-wannabe dressage horse & Fayah 14.1H arab-trail horse extroidinaire!

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                                • #17
                                  This is my old guy this year- he is a 27 year old Morgan gelding.

                                  The rider in the pics is a teenager who learned to ride on him over the last year and a half.

                                  http://i335.photobucket.com/albums/m...is/2012425.jpg

                                  http://i335.photobucket.com/albums/m...psaafd3658.jpg

                                  He was born two weeks before I was and we grew up together. It is a miracle I survived now that I look back on the crazy things I did with him, but he kept me safe and sound through it all. He is still sound and loves showing. I have mostly retired him from jumping, which he still desperately wants to do but I am trying to make sure he lasts forever!
                                  My blog:

                                  RAWR

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                                  • #18
                                    She seems old because she'll be 20 in the spring and I've had her since she was 7. Yikes!

                                    Excuse my horrible equitation:

                                    http://i666.photobucket.com/albums/v...r/IMAG0055.jpg

                                    Looks better without me on her:

                                    http://i666.photobucket.com/albums/v...r/IMAG0125.jpg
                                    Help me keep my horse in peppermints and enjoy a great read! My New York City crime novel, available on Amazon.

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                                    • #19
                                      What a great thread!

                                      These are my two guys, they are 20 and 21, still going strong.
                                      http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/f...r/IMG_2235.jpg

                                      This is our 25 year old Friesian. He comes out of retirement every June to carry the gal that sings the National Anthem at our local rodeo.
                                      https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...7219502&type=3
                                      Kanoe Godby
                                      www.dyrkgodby.com
                                      See, I was raised by wolves and am really behind the 8-ball on diplomatic issue resolution.

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                                      • #20
                                        This is my old mare, Banner:
                                        First, at 26, after an injury. The bumps are a reaction to her pain meds:

                                        http://s269.photobucket.com/albums/j...rnJuly2007.jpg

                                        Then this one, which was taken just days before we put her down. I didn't know that when I took the picture, I had the camera out to take pictures of my pony for insurance and decided to snap a few of the old girl. Two days later she coliced and we had to put her down...the vet suspected one of those hanging internal lipomas strangling an intestine, but she wasn't a surgical candidate at that age.

                                        http://s269.photobucket.com/albums/j...june282009.jpg

                                        She was a tough horse to love, but I did anyway

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