How long do horses live
June 10, 2007 we had to put Comanche down. She loved ponies and we thought it fitting that her last thought was hopefully about Flicka, since Flicka was beside her, or the many ponies she grew up with. She was the sweetest horse with not a mean bone in her body and loved attention from people and other horses.
For most horses or ponies 25 years old is a pretty long life time. Anything past this is very, very old. Horses often times develop arthritis if they live much past 25 and it can be very debilitating and painful since it occurs in their legs. For a horse their legs are everything since they can't be bed-ridden or be in wheelchairs like people. If a horse lies down too long they get stiff and it could kill them.
Below are pictures of our horse Comanche. I got her for Christmas when I was a child when Comanche was just 2 years old. On March 31, of 2007, Comanche turned 34 years old! In people terms, that is probably about like a 100 + year old person. Comanche was doing great physically until she was 30 years old and then she got arthritis.
Comanche loved children. Whenever, we did a pony party at my house I would always give the kids carrots or treats to feed her. Her favorite treat was watermelon, rind and all. Apples, sugar cubes, etc...were also close favorites. But most of all she loved the attention from anyone whom would just scratch her tummy. She was one of the most people loving horses I have ever owned.
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