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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?...

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....

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?...

Fly and Other Insect Patrol for Senior Horses

Do you think your senior horses have grown more sensitive to flies as they've aged? And what do you do to keep the bugs from bothering your horses?...

Back to Work after Summer Vacation

Dorado's going back to work after an unplanned vacation. What tips do you have for bringing an aging horse back into an exercise program?...

Summer Haircuts for Equine Seniors

Ensuring a Mini with PPID stayed cool during the summers often involved a set of clippers and a haircut. How do you manage your hairy seniors during the warm months?...

Countdown to Summer

I've figured out how to best help my aging horse stay comfortable when temperatures soar. How do you keep your equine seniors cool?...

Handling Heat with Old Horses

Last year, Dorado struggled with the high temperatures due to his living situation; on some of the hottest days in early summer I'd arrive after work to find him sweating and clearly uncomfortable....

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.