Is it possible that a horse can live for over 50 years? Because there is a very famous horse called Hidalgo who I think is about 80 is that possible?
It is very rare for a horse to live to be 50 - although it has happened!! I think you might be miss lead about the horse that lived to be 80 - I think the oldest horse ever lived was around 62 - and that one died in the 1800s. Most horses live to be 20 to 25 years old, so that might give you a better idea of how old a 50 year old horse would be!!
Hope that helps.
University of Wisconsin
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