Old Horses: Better With Age

Rehabilitating Senior Horses from Injuries

The waters can get a little murky when deciding whether to bring a senior horse back to work from an injury or letting them segue into retirement. Have you brought an older horse back to work after an injury?... Read More

How We Can Help Senior Horses Seeking Homes

I met some senior horses seeking forever homes at the Kentucky Equine Humane Center last week. Have you ever given a home to an aging equid in need?... Read More

Your Senior Horse's Past Life

One of Erica's aging equids was once a broodmare, while another was a racehorse. What did your senior horses do in their past lives? ... Read More

Spring Shots for Senior Horses

Vaccines are an important part of every horse's preventive care program. What vaccinations does your senior horse receive?... Read More

Spooky Seniors

Regardless of how well-trained, quiet, and creaky our senior horses seem, they still spook. What's the strangest thing your aging equid has spooked at?... Read More

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?... Read More

Spring Checkups for Seniors

Dorado just had his spring checkup. Do your senior horses have regular wellness exams?... Read More

PPID Problems

The biggest challenge we had with PPID-affected Brandy was reaching a diagnosis. Do you have any PPID problems?... Read More

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Senior Horse Care Tips and Tricks

Senior-horse expert Dr. Mary Rose Paradis recently shared her tips for managing geriatric horses. Here are my top takeaways from her talk.... Read More

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?... 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.