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post #1 of 4 Old 09-26-2012, 07:37 AM Thread Starter
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Average life span

I rescued a mini pony 3 years ago and they told me he was 25+, what is the average life span? A few peoplle have told me 50.
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post #2 of 4 Old 09-26-2012, 07:58 AM
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I dont have a mini but I have a mare that is now 36 years old
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post #3 of 4 Old 09-26-2012, 08:05 AM
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I wouldn't think the average was 50 - some equines have been known to live into their 50s but it's pretty rare. This article says that minis average 25-35 years.
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post #4 of 4 Old 09-26-2012, 11:37 AM Thread Starter
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The reason I ask is because tomorrow I will be putting down Honey my appy/pony at the ripe old age of 41. I was just thinking about Christopher the 25+ mini and his old age. Although he's pretty healthy, just want to look forward to many more years with him. Thanks
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