Old Billy (AKA: Billy Boy or Billy) Not to be confused with the Quarter horse of the same name 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 black with a white blaze.  On the 27th of November 1822 Billy died. His lithograph was published, showing Old Billy, with Henry Harrison, who had known the animal for fifty-nine years.