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My Horse Is Skinny Because He Is Old

First and foremost, what is an old horse? A horse's lifespan, on average, is between 25-30 years old. Some can die of natural causes a little earlier or a little later though. A lot of vets will check a horse's teeth to determine their age. A horse's teeth can tell a story - what they've been through, the diet they were fed, how long they've been alive.

What is an old horse?

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  • Updated: 2/20/2018: 11:15:00 AM ET