Sunday, June 10, 2012

Average Age - Take a Guess

A question that I am asked often, but never really have an accurate answer for, is the average age of the residents on our farm.  Their ages cover a broad spectrum.  Everyone always assumes a retired horse means an elderly horse and some of the time this is a correct assumption.  However we have several retirees here under the age of ten.  The youngest age at the time of arrival was five years old, retired due to an injury.  We also have several residents in their late 20's and well into their 30's.  

To satisfy my own curiosity I just calculated the average age a resident on our farm.  Anybody care to guess what number I came up with?


Fuzzy and Renny


Silky and Traveller

Lucky and O'Reilly

Toledo and Kennedy

Lily and Maisie

Grand and Elfin

Clayton and Stormy


sydney K said...

I'm curious! I read someplace that the average age of a racehorse was 7-8 years. That's really sad!

Cheyenne said...

I reckon, about 12 years old!

Lisa said...

I think it would be something like 17?

Anonymous said...

I'm guessing around 21.

Sharon T said...

I was going to guess 12, but since that's already taken. I'll guess 13.

Sharon T said...

I was going to guess 12. But since that's already taken, I'll guess 15.

KarenTX said...


Tina Robindale said...

I'll guess average 18.

RuckusButt said...

My first thought was 17. Since both 17 and 18 are taken, I'll go with 16 :)

Calm, Forward, Straight said...

My guess was twelve too. :)

Gurrl said...

Since the other ages I was going to guess are taken, I will say 14

Anonymous said...

I'll guess with a few of them:
1. Clayton-8 to 10
2. Stormy- 6 to 8
3. Elfin- 16
4. Grand- 13
5. O'Reilly- 12
6. Lucky-8 to 12

Bif said...

I was going to guess 21, but since it's been taken... hmmm.

All EQUINE residents, or just boarders ;-)


An American in Tokyo said...

I'm curious, too!

Suzanne said...

I'm going with 18... answer?

SmartAlex said...

I'm thinkin Mr. William Pendleton is right and at age 9 he is NOT too young to retire to Paradigm ;)

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