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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....

Not All Winter Coats are Created Equal

Some senior horses grow a thick and insulating winter coat, while others produce significantly less hair. Where does your golden oldie fall?...

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Hurry Up and Wait

As horses get older, they become more susceptible to age-related health conditions. To me, it's almost like a "hurry up and wait" scenario to see which conditions each horse develops and when....

Keep a Close Eye

The fact that an older horse is "out to pasture" doesn't mean owners can take a break from keeping a close eye on their health needs. ...

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....

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.