Old Horses: Better With Age

All Aboard!

We must remember to ensure our old horses can quickly and easily load into trailers in case of emergency.... Read More

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.... Read More

Learning About Older Horses at AAEP

Later this week, The Horse team will travel to Salt Lake City for the 2014 American Association of Equine Practitioners Convention. What senior horse health topics would you like to see researchers study?... Read More

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Early Winter Wonderland

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

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. ... Read More

How Do They Live?

So many horses don't reach their golden years, which makes the ones that do seem just a little more special.... Read More

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?... Read More

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Managing Sightless Senior Donkeys

Meet two of the residents of The Donkey Sanctuary's blind donkey herd: 24-year-old Teddy and his sighted companion, Lucky.... Read More

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.... Read More

Age-Defying Donkeys

Meet Tessa, a 49-year-old Donkey living out her golden years at The Donkey Sanctuary, in Sidmouth, Devon, England.... Read More

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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.