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Family: Seneca horse may be oldest of its kind

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Shot, 40, may be oldest American Quarter Horse on record soon (FOX Carolina) Shot, 40, may be oldest American Quarter Horse on record soon (FOX Carolina)
SENECA, SC (FOX Carolina) -

A family in Seneca hopes their horse can achieve the title as the oldest of its kind in the Guinness Book of World Records.

"Shot" was born in 1974 and is turning 40 years old. Most horses only live to be 25 to 30 years old.

"A 40-year-old birthday for a human, you know, 'Lordy Lordy they're 40!'" said Kay Rawlinson. "But, you know, for a horse, it's a big deal."

Zack Walters, Rawlinson's fiance, is Shot's owner. He was born when Shot was 11.

"He's part of the family," said Walters.

The Walters have had Shot since 1978. He was born into horse racing, but the Walters trained him for rodeos. He was retired from rodeos in 2010.

Rawlinson had the idea to enter Shot into the running for oldest American Quarter Horse on the Guinness Book of World Records. The family still has to wait six to eight weeks to see if Shot is selected.

In the meantime, the Walters said they will be celebrating with lots of cake for Shot's 40th. He will be eating extra alfalfa treats, though.

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