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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....

Preparing for Summer with Senior Horses

I've figured out how to keep 19-year-old Dorado cool and comfortable when temperatures rise. How do you keep your senior horses healthy and happy when summer arrives?...

Struggles with Spring Grass

Some old horse owners welcome spring grass, while others find it a source of worry. Where do you stand?...

PPID Paranoia

My veterinarian recently reminded me how important it is to monitor aging horses for early signs of PPID, or equine Cushing's disease. Are you watching any seniors for signs of PPID?...

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.