There are several factors that influence when determining the life expectancy of a horse. The breed, the body state, if it is a domestic horse or a wild horse, the different cares it had throughout its life, among others. However, horses usually live between 25 and 35 years.
It should be noted that wild horses tend to live less than domestic horses, since obviously they do not have the same lifestyle, the same diet or the same care. Wild horses are rarely older than 25 years.
Another fact to keep in mind is that a horse is considered an adult from the age of four. In turn, the oldest horse ever recorded by man lived to 52 years.
One of the longest-lived horses are ponies. This breed, although it does not exceed a meter and a half, has a very robust body which makes it one of the longest-lived. His character is calm, and his life expectancy exceeds 40 years, even reaching 45.
With good care, a very old horse can continue to live a healthy life despite its old age. With careful attention to basic horse maintenance tasks, such as feeding and dental care, many horses can remain healthy in their later years of existence.