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Bundle Up! Riding Senior Horses in Cold Weather

Dorado and I keep working through the winter to prepare for spring shows. But it turns out there's other benefits to riding senior horses throughout cold....

Early Winter Wonderland

Winter's arrived with a vengeance in the Bluegrass. How are you preparing your senior horses for the deep freeze?...

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 All Winter Coats are Created Equal

Some senior horses grow a thick and insulating winter coat, while others produce significantly less hair. Where does your golden oldie fall?...

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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?...

What's Your Senior Horse's Opinion of Winter?

Punxsutawney Phil says winter's not over. That's good news for one of my senior horses and bad for the other. Do your older horses like winter weather?...

Winter Woes

Dorado will be stall-bound for a few days due to sub-zero wind chills. How do you handle your senior horses when the temperatures hit extreme lows?...

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Fall Fundamentals, Senior Horse Style

I'm going through my fall to-do list to get Dorado ready to weather another winter in the Bluegrass. How do you prepare your senior horses for winter?...

Up and Down

I've never dealt with a horse who's reluctant to lie down. But I have handled a horse with the opposite problem: He could get down, but he couldn't always get back up. ...

Shedding Seniors

The sun is shining, the temperatures are rising, and the horses are shedding ... and, boy, are they shedding! How do your senior horses shed out each spring?...

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.