He is arthritic, deaf and blind, but Queensland quarter horse Calypso has almost doubled the average life span for its species.
The gelding turns 50 today, the day all horses in Australia have their birthday.
Despite his ailments, Calypso, who lives on an agistment property at Tallebudgera on the Gold Coast hinterland, is a happy horse, according to his carer, Jenny Dyson-Holland.
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Article written by: Tom Forbes