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Packing Post-Winter Pounds on Senior Horses

Dorado hasn't always maintained his weight well through the cold months. What are your tips to pack pounds on seniors that drop weight during winter?...

Senior Supplements: Yea or Nay?

Have you ever used a supplement specifically designed for senior horses?...

Preparing Seniors for Horse Sitters

In anticipation of my impending honeymoon, I've prepared everything Dorado's caretakers will need while I'm away. How do you prepare to leave your senior horses with a sitter?...

Accepting Arthritis in Aging Horses

Arthritis is one of those progressive problems that worsens over time; of course, this means our beloved senior horses are likely to have arthritis in one form or another, be it severe or mild....

Senior Studs Still Got It

Earlier this year I visited several Thoroughbred farms during stallion open house season, but I hadn't considered the wide age range that spanned the youngest and oldest horses I'd meet....

Keeping Them Going

Not unlike humans, as horses age their physical abilities slowly begin to diminish. But as veterinary technology advances, older horses' athletic careers are getting longer as well....

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.