Template:Convert/horse year

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The converter Template:Convert/horse_year changes a time span, such as 3 horse years, into the equivalent people years. Although horse years could be averaged as roughly 3 people years, the conversion is based on the typical maturation rate of horses: first year as 12 years, 2nd as 7 more years, 3rd-5th as 4 years each, then above 5 as 2.5 years each.

Examples

The following show the variation in the horse maturation rate:

  • {{convert/old|1|horse year}} → 1 horse year (12 yr)
  • {{convert/old|2|horse year}} → 2 horse years (19 yr)
  • {{convert/old|3|horse year}} → 3 horse years (23 yr)
  • {{convert/old|4|horse year}} → 4 horse years (27 yr)
  • {{convert/old|5|horse year}} → 5 horse years (31 yr)
  • {{convert/old|6|horse year}} → 6 horse years (34 yr)
  • {{convert/old|0.7|horse year}} → 0.7 horse years (8.4 yr)
  • {{convert/old|4.4|horse year}} → 4.4 horse years (28.6 yr)
  • {{convert/old|0.1|horse year|months}} → 0.1 horse years (14.4 mo)

References

  • Converting a horse's age to "people years", Behind the Bit, 2008, webpage: BTB-horses-age.
  • Cited source: S.E. Blackwell. "The Senior Horse - More Than Just Basic Care", in NAVC Proceedings 2007, North American Veterinary Conference (Eds), N. Fort Myers, FL, USA, 2007.