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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. ...

Not So Frightening Fireworks

Whether they're in their stalls or grazing in their pastures, our senior horses never appear any worse for wear when the skies light up with color. How do your aging equids handle fireworks?...

Sometimes Horse Age is Just a Mindset

So what if the calendar says he’s legally old enough to have a beer? Dorado is happy, healthy, and ready to play!...

Senior Horse Superstars: 2016 Tevis Competitors

The 100-mile Tevis Cup is no easy task for the most well-conditioned equine athletes in the prime of life. But each year, a handful riders bring older horses to compete, and this year was no exception....

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....

Lines of Communication

I recently learned first-hand about the importance of the horse owner-veterinarian-farrier team when managing some equine health conditions. Have your veterinarian and farrier worked together to solve a horse health problem?...

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....

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.