Old Billy (AKA: Billy or Ol' Billy) was the longest-lived horse on record. Old Billy was verified to be 62 at his death. Born in England in 1760, he lived as a barge horse that pulled barges up and down canals. Old Billy was said to look like a big cob/shire horse. He was brown with a white blaze. On 27 November 1822 Billy died.
Billy's skull now resides in the Manchester Museum. A lithograph was published, showing Old Billy, with Squire Henry Harrison, who had "known the animal for fifty-nine years"; and a portrait of him is held at the Warrington Museum & Art Gallery.
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