Old Horses: Better With Age

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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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. ... Read More

Senior Horse Superstar Spotlight: Nice Touch

Meet senior World Equestrian Games para-dressage horse, 19-year-old Nice Touch, and her rider Roxie Trunnell.... Read More

Just Because They Can Doesn't Mean They Should

I have no doubts that 18-year-old Dorado could successfully compete at a higher level of eventing than he does, but chances are my aging horse won't. Here's why.... 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.