Horse years to human years

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Have you ever wondered how old you are in horse years? Or have you ever wondered how old your horse is in human years? There is no absolute equivalent. Horses and humans age and mature at different rates. All comparisons are only estimates and should not be taken too seriously.

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Research conducted in 2003 by equine veterinarians compared the stages of human ages to horse ages. The table below is based on this research published by Equine Resources International.

It is important to remember that many factors affect aging, such as basic care, size, genetics and general health, just as in humans.

Factors Affecting the Aging of the Horse

For example, ponies mature faster but live longer than large horses. Some records have been set by ponies. Poor health will shorten a horse's life and may delay or impair its physical development. Nutrition and workload play an important role in the aging of equines. This makes it very difficult to match the horse's age exactly to the human age. This is just one of many charts that attempt to compare human and equine ages. Horse Years Methodology from WOW Horses offers a chart comparing human development to horse development for the first four years of a horse's life. Horses mature much faster than humans. Horses may be more likely to die of disease or colic than to age.

A human baby may take more than a year to learn to walk, but a horse should walk within an hour of birth. Infants may start eating solid food at about six months, but foals will mimic their mothers and chew grass within a few weeks or days of birth. Overall, all aspects of growth are much faster for a horse than for a human.

And while the chart suggests that a one-year-old horse is equivalent to a six-year-old child, this is only a rough estimate since a six-year-old will not be able to feed or socially interact and care for itself like a one-year-old horse. Horses are independent as soon as they are weaned from their mother's milk. This is not the case with humans, who need several years of education before they become truly independent adults. It will take a long time before a child can get all the nutrition it needs, especially if you consider that human food must be hunted, gathered or grown.

horse years to human years

Horse to Human Age Comparison Chart

Horse Age Stage of Life Human Age Stage of Life
1 Foal, Weanling, Yearling 6.5 Infancy, Babyhood, Toddlerhood, Preschooler
2 Two-Year-Old 13 Adolescence / Puberty,
3 Three Year Old 18 Teenager
4 Four Year Old 20.5 Young Adult
5 Physical Maturity 24.5 Adulthood
7 28
10 35.5
13 Middle Aged 43.5 Middle Aged
17 53
20 Senior 60 Senior
24 70.5
27 78 25%-/+ five years is an average lifespan.
30 Extreme Old Age 85.5
33 93
36 100.5

So, when you look at this chart, remember that it is difficult to make a comparison between you and your horse in terms of aging.

The development and lifespan of humans and horses are quite different.

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