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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?...

Weathering Winter

I'm very proud to say that Dorado has weathered this winter exceptionally well. How are your equine seniors handling the cold?...

The Christmas Pony

Christmas has proven to be a special time of year for my 23-year-old Miniature Horse Brandy. Do you have any cherished Chirstmas memories involving your four-legged friends?...

Baby, It's Cold Outside

Wear and tear to some older horses' teeth makes consuming long-stemmed forage difficult or even impossible, presenting owners with a challenge during cold winter months....

Have a Happy, Horsey Harvest

It's that time of year again: the horses are getting fuzzy and the holidays are right around the corner. And first on the season's list of celebrations is Thanksgiving....

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.