Shayne the Irish Draught cross believed to be the world's oldest horse was put to sleep after collapsing on 22nd February 2013. Shayne was hailed as the world's oldest living horse by the national press last year when he had reached the grand old age of 51.
He spent his final years at the Remus Memorial Horse Sanctuary which provides care and rehabilitation for 200 horses, ponies, donkeys, cows, sheep and cats in the heart of the Essex countryside.
Sue Burton, founder of the Remus Memorial Horse Sanctuary told the Mail Online that
"He was such a lovely horse with a great character and he showed how good a horse of this age could look."
"Shayne was a happy horse, a lovely old boy and we are proud to have known him. He was great to own and we are delighted to have had him and we shall miss him dearly."
Shayne was our Horse of the Week in May 2012 - Shayne the World's Oldest Horse.
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