If you’re a dog owner, you’ve almost inevitably calculated your pup’s age in human years. But what about your horse? Get a better sense of how your horse’s life stage compares to yours with our horse to human age calculator.
Want to learn more about how age affects horses? Read our blog Horse Lifespan 101 (Life Stages, Teeth, Senior Horse Care).
Note: There’s no universal standard for horse/human age comparison, and this calculator does not factor in specific health issues or abnormalities of your horse. Treat these results as a fun estimate. Horse Rookie is not responsible for any issues that arise from the use of this calculator or any inaccuracies in the results. Do not use this calculator to make health and wellness decisions without consulting your veterinarian.
Horse Human Age Chart
Disclaimer: There’s no universal standard for horse/human age comparison, and the chart below does not factor in specific health issues or abnormalities of your horse. Treat these numbers as fun estimates. Do not use this chart to make health and wellness decisions without consulting your veterinarian.
- 1 Horse Year = 6.5 Human Years
- 2 Horse Years = 13 Human Years
- 3 Horse Years = 19.5 Human Years
- 4 Horse Years = 20 Human Years
- 5 Horse Years = 23.5 Human Years
- 6 Horse Years = 27 Human Years
- 7 Horse Years = 30.5 Human Years
- 8 Horse Years = 31 Human Years
- 9 Horse Years = 34 Human Years
- 10 Horse Years = 37 Human Years
- 11 Horse Years = 40 Human Years
- 12 Horse Years = 43 Human Years
- 13 Horse Years = 46 Human Years
- 14 Horse Years = 49 Human Years
- 15 Horse Years = 52 Human Years
- 16 Horse Years = 55 Human Years
- 17 Horse Years = 58 Human Years
- 18 Horse Years = 61 Human Years
- 19 Horse Years = 64 Human Years
- 20 Horse Years = 67 Human Years
- 21 Horse Years = 70 Human Years
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Frequently Asked Questions
How old is a horse when it stops growing?
While the age can vary slightly, most horses reach their adult height and weight between four and five years of age. Larger breeds, like many warmbloods and draft horses, take longer to mature (up to eight years).
Though most horses don’t get any taller after the age of five, they can go through considerable changes in weight and muscle, depending on their diets and workload. Senior horses typically weigh less because of the wear and tear on their teeth.
When do horses mature mentally?
Horses take about five to seven years to fully mature mentally and emotionally. Fortunately, this lines up with the age when they are physically mature and is the best time to start under saddle work.
Pushing a horse too fast or too hard while they’re still emotionally immature can lead to serious training and attitude issues down the road. It’s best to keep workloads light and commands simple until the horse is mature and able to handle its job.
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