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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....

Learning About Older Horses at AAEP

Later this week, The Horse team will travel to Salt Lake City for the 2014 American Association of Equine Practitioners Convention. What senior horse health topics would you like to see researchers study?...

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Early Winter Wonderland

Winter's arrived with a vengeance in the Bluegrass. How are you preparing your senior horses for the deep freeze?...

Senior Can't (or Won't) Eat Hay? No Problem

If your aging equid can't or won't eat hay, don't worry: There are several other ways to get him the fiber he needs. ...

How Do They Live?

So many horses don't reach their golden years, which makes the ones that do seem just a little more special....

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.