Tuesday, January 26, 2010

How Old Is That Horse?

A HORSE'S AGE.—The following is said to be a sure test of a horse's age. After a horse is nine years old, a wrinkle comes over the eyelid, at the upper corner of the lower lid and every year thereafter he has one well defined wrinkle for each year of his life over nine.

If for instance, a horse has three wrinkles, he is twelve. Add the number of wrinkles to nine, and you will always get his age.

[Franklin Courier, February 7, 1873]
This story was published in The Connector, newsletter of the Tar River Connections Genealogical Society in the Fall 2003 issue.

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