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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?...

Lessons Learned

Dorado taught Erica two valuable lessons in the past few weeks. What lessons have you learned--good or bad--from your aging horses?...

Miserable Mud

Mud can prove problematic for any horse--especially older ones that don't get around quite as easily as they used to. ...

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Science Helping Senior Horses

How has improved veterinary science and technology improved your senior horses' lives?...

What to Consider Before Breeding an Older Mare

Plan ahead and ensure your older mare is up to the task before sending her to the breeding shed....

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.