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Hurry Up and Wait

As horses get older, they become more susceptible to age-related health conditions. To me, it's almost like a "hurry up and wait" scenario to see which conditions each horse develops and when....

Keep a Close Eye

The fact that an older horse is "out to pasture" doesn't mean owners can take a break from keeping a close eye on their health needs. ...

An Ounce of Prevention

In my experience, it's easier to keep a healthy senior horse in good shape than it is to bring an ailing one back to health. What preventive methods do you use to keep your senior horses healthy and happy?...

Of Horses and Health Problems

I'd like to learn more about your equine seniors and the health challenges they face. To get you started, here's a little about my aging equids....

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....

Equine Eye Education

Last week I was up to my eyeballs in, well, eyeballs. I spent the week learning about the equine eye and related disorders, and learned about a few disorders specific to aging equids....

Early is Better than Late when Calling the Vet

If you're debating whether or not to call the vet, consider erring on the side of caution and picking up the phone. ...

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.