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Just Because They Can Doesn't Mean They Should

I have no doubts that 18-year-old Dorado could successfully compete at a higher level of eventing than he does, but chances are my aging horse won't. Here's why....

Massages for Senior Horses

Dorado got a massage after doing the splits, but even healthy horses can benefit from body work. Has your senior horse had a massage?...

Fly and Other Insect Patrol for Senior Horses

Do you think your senior horses have grown more sensitive to flies as they've aged? And what do you do to keep the bugs from bothering your horses?...

Pushing the Limits

Because he's proven to me that he has impeccable ground manners, Dorado gets some leeway in departments other horses might not. Do you let your aging equids push the limits?...

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Back to Work after Summer Vacation

Dorado's going back to work after an unplanned vacation. What tips do you have for bringing an aging horse back into an exercise program?...

Summer Haircuts for Equine Seniors

Ensuring a Mini with PPID stayed cool during the summers often involved a set of clippers and a haircut. How do you manage your hairy seniors during the warm months?...

Where's the Time Gone?

Do you have a horse who's become better with age and maturity?...

Seattle Slew's Senior Surgeries

All this Triple Crown talk made me think of another horse that claimed racing's biggest prize: Seattle Slew. He also made headlines as a senior horse when he underwent two major neck surgeries in the early 2000s....

Keeping Seniors with Heaves Breathing Easy

Have you ever managed an older horse with heaves or other respiratory issues?...

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....

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.