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What Horse Breed Lives the Longest? Equine Lifespan Examined

My grandson asked me what horse breed lives the longest. I told him I wasn’t sure, but “why do you ask?” He responded, “because I want my next horse to be with me for as long as possible.” I understand his sentiment and decided to find out which breed lives the longest. Arabian, Appaloosa, Haflinger, …

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The Friesian Horse Breed: Lifespan, Genetics, and History

The Friesian horse is a majestic black horse with a sturdy build; moviemakers, carriage owners, and equestrians love their striking appearance. But, the question of Friesians longevity often arises, “what is the average lifespan of a Friesian horse?” Pureblooded Friesian horses typically have a lifespan of only 16 years, compared to 25 – 30 years …

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Race Horses Live How Long? You May Be Surprised!

When I recently watched a horse work at the training center, I realized that most of the racehorses in training are incredibly young. This made me think about their lifespan and how long they’re likely to live, so I decided to do some research to find out. The average lifespan of racehorses is 27 years, …

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