Old Horses: Better With Age

May 2012 - Posts

Sacred Senior Schoolmasters

Not every senior horse is a schoolmaster, and not every schoolmaster is a senior horse. But in many cases seniors and schoolmasters are one in the same. I recently learned firsthand that these horses are worth their weights in gold.... Read More

Managing a Missing Tooth

During my time caring for a herd of mainly senior horses, we encountered dental problems on a regular basis. One mare in particular had a single missing tooth that caused a surprisingly large amount of problems.... Read More

The (Not So) Calm Before the Storm

As a thunderstorm rolled through the Bluegrass over the weekend, I wondered how my horse was doing. I wondered if he'd gotten nervous or anxious, a relatively common behavioral change for him.... Read More

About This Blog

Horses are living longer than ever, but with age and experience come health problems, new management concerns, and an odd behavior here and there. Discuss the ins and outs of every day old horse care and concerns with senior horse owner and News Editor Erica Larson.