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Science Helping Senior Horses

How has improved veterinary science and technology improved your senior horses' lives?...

What to Consider Before Breeding an Older Mare

Plan ahead and ensure your older mare is up to the task before sending her to the breeding shed....

Revisiting What's 'Old' for a Horse

If you asked 10 owners or equestrians what they consider "old" for a horse and why, you'd get 10 different answers. When do you deem a horse a senior?...

Don't Forget to Vaccinate and Deworm Old Horses

Just because a horse is old doesn't mean he doesn't need to be vaccinated or dewormed. How often are your aging horses vaccinated and dewormed?...

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Winter Weather and Senior Horses: In or Out?

Do your older horses stay inside or outside when the temperatures plummet and inclement weather sets in?...

To Shoe or Not to Shoe Seniors?

While some older horses manage perfectly fine without shoes, others seem to benefit from footwear. Are your senior horses shod or barefoot?...

Young At Heart

How old will your senior equids be in 2015?...

'Some Horses Just Don't Know They're Old…'

While there's no better Christmas gift than an old horse that has zero desire to slow down, this scenario presents its own unique set of challenges. ...

All Aboard!

We must remember to ensure our old horses can quickly and easily load into trailers in case of emergency....

Bundle Up! Riding Senior Horses in Cold Weather

Dorado and I keep working through the winter to prepare for spring shows. But it turns out there's other benefits to riding senior horses throughout cold....

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.