Old Horses: Better With Age

A New Normal

Laminitis changes a lot of things, including what a ‘normal’ day is like for me and my 19-year-old horse.... Read More

Senior Horse Superstar Spotlight: Flexible

At 19, international Grand Prix jumper Flexible "feels as good as ever," longtime rider Rich Fellers says.... Read More

Tevis 2015 Featured Older Equine Athletes

The Tevis Cup 100-mile endurance race's 200 entries included 15 horses between the ages of 18 to 24.... Read More

Stall-Resting Seniors

Some horses handle stall rest well, while others would rather not deal with it. Where does your senior horse fall?... Read More

Laminitis Has Changed Our Plans

When a healthy older horse suddenly founders, plans can change very quickly.... Read More

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Senior Horse Care Revelations

I’ve had several of these revelations over the past few months. Here are just a few.... Read More

Preparing for Summer with Senior Horses

I've figured out how to keep 19-year-old Dorado cool and comfortable when temperatures rise. How do you keep your senior horses healthy and happy when summer arrives?... Read More

Struggles with Spring Grass

Some old horse owners welcome spring grass, while others find it a source of worry. Where do you stand?... Read More

PPID Paranoia

My veterinarian recently reminded me how important it is to monitor aging horses for early signs of PPID, or equine Cushing's disease. Are you watching any seniors for signs of PPID?... Read More

Lessons Learned

Dorado taught Erica two valuable lessons in the past few weeks. What lessons have you learned--good or bad--from your aging horses?... 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.