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Fun with Fall Friskies

Thanks to autumn's recent arrival, I'll have my hands full for the next month or so. How do your senior horses react to the falling temperatures?...

Not Done Yet

Even after some older horses officially retire, they're just not ready to be done working yet. ...

(Re)teaching an Old Dog an Old Trick

Has your senior horse ever forgotten how to do something you're pretty sure he once knew?...

Resisting Retirement

I've known many a senior horse that likes nothing better than to spend their retirement relaxing without a care in the world. On the other hand, I've known an equal number of senior horses that absolutely refuse to retire....

Game On!

I recently learned to play polo from an experienced equine elder who--despite only having sight in one eye--has much to teach and years of play left in him....

Sacred Senior Schoolmasters

Not every senior horse is a schoolmaster, and not every schoolmaster is a senior horse. But in many cases seniors and schoolmasters are one in the same. I recently learned firsthand that these horses are worth their weights in gold....

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.