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Senior Horse Superstars: 2016 Tevis Competitors

The 100-mile Tevis Cup is no easy task for the most well-conditioned equine athletes in the prime of life. But each year, a handful riders bring older horses to compete, and this year was no exception....

Treats for Toothless Seniors

Are a senior horse's treat-eating days over when his teeth start to go downhill? Not necessarily! Owners just need to select treats such horses can consume easily....

Lines of Communication

I recently learned first-hand about the importance of the horse owner-veterinarian-farrier team when managing some equine health conditions. Have your veterinarian and farrier worked together to solve a horse health problem?...

Looking Back, Moving Forward

Thanks to some incredible veterinary and farriery care, we've put Dorado's laminitic episode behind us and are eager to see what 2016 has in store....

Adopting Aging Equids

November is "Adopt a Senior Pet" month. That’s right, old horse fanatics, a month dedicated to encouraging more and more people to become owners of senior horses!...

Keep 'Em Moving!

Here's what I learned, first-hand, about the importance of keeping old horses moving to help their joints stay loose and limber....

A New Normal

Laminitis changes a lot of things, including what a ‘normal’ day is like for me and my 19-year-old horse....

Senior Horse Superstar Spotlight: Flexible

At 19, international Grand Prix jumper Flexible "feels as good as ever," longtime rider Rich Fellers says....

Stall-Resting Seniors

Some horses handle stall rest well, while others would rather not deal with it. Where does your senior horse fall?...

Senior Horse Care Revelations

I’ve had several of these revelations over the past few months. Here are just a few....

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.