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post #21 of 25 Old 03-29-2012, 05:44 PM
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King, 35 years old. Picture was taken 2 days before he passed. He still ran around just as nutty as he did 25 years ago.
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post #22 of 25 Old 03-29-2012, 06:02 PM
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Well we've got two oldies, and we just love them to death!


This is Puddin', an un-registered grade Quarter Horse (or so we're assuming.) She's 28 years old and a favorite of mine. We've only had the old girl for about two and a half years, but she's worked hard for us the entire time. She was donated to our therapeudic facility by a local Tack Store owner, to be used as a beginners lesson horse and trail horse. We, ofcourse, accepted her and we haven't regretted it since!

We found out in October of 2010 that Puddin' is 90% blind in her right eye after she began spooking while tied up, but after some slight adaptions she's still very safe and very kid friendly. I'd trust her with my child if I had one. She does have some tooth problems and has to be floated every 3-4 months, and we've had difficulty with keeping her at a good weight, but she's still a powerhouse and enjoys her work with the children! I've never had her fuss even once about a kid putting something on her wrong or too tight, or offering to buck...even when a kid out her bridle on completely upside down once O_O. You'd better ride her right though or she's just going to ignore you!




And then we have Delriah, our 50 year old Quarter Horse mare. She was once registered, but due to having switched owners so often, her registration was never renewed after age 27. We are currently working with the AQHA to try and get her re-registered, but it is a slow process because of the limited proof that we have.

She's quite the golden girl though! Del was actually only retired a few months ago, due to nerve loss in her hocks that causes her to trip. Before those she was an elite member of our lesson team and she LOVED to go! Before coming to us, Del was supposively used as a reining, cutting, and 4-H horse, and to this day when she sees a cow, she's all cow horse and wants to go after it immediately!

Delriah now lives out a nice, quiet retirement with lots of little kids to pet and cuddle with her, and plenty of room to play when she wants to!



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post #23 of 25 Old 03-29-2012, 07:12 PM
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Wow I can't believe some of the ages on here, 42 and 50? I really hope that's true, I'd love to have my two live as long as possible, as long as they're happy and healthy. Currently my quarter horse gelding is 21 and a half even though he stills thinks and acts like he's about 2 lol. He's got a ton of personality and I wouldn't want him any other way. He was my first horse and I've owned him going on 11 years this summer. Before I got him he never stayed one place longer than two years and was passed around a lot, but he's my buddy (which is actually his name, too) and I plan on being his last owner. He's never had any lameness issues whatsoever and is in perfect health (other than a bit of thrush, but still no lameness), no one believes he's 21. Then my mare just turned 16, so she still has a little while before nearing senior status.
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post #24 of 25 Old 03-29-2012, 10:19 PM
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I know I already posted my old man, but just had to share these photos from a few days ago. Kody was feeling pretty good hooning around the diet paddock with his lady friend



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post #25 of 25 Old 03-30-2012, 11:57 AM
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After Seventeen years of being one another's my now 25 year old QH mare is still my "heart horse". She was an 8 y/o when she came to live with me and my husband in 1995. She and I experienced many new adventures together. We rode many, many miles of trails, rode in parades and did saddle club playday gaming. We even did a good amount of horse camping trips/vacations.

She never had a sick day or lameness issue in the last 17 years. She still looks great except for signs of aging around her eyes and swayed backed. She can still act like a much younger horse with frolicking in her stall and attached paddock/corral. She and I brought 3 foals into our lives and each of them were exceptional babies.

I am now disabled after a farm accident and back surgery. So my beloved mare is also retired.
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