Old Horses: Better With Age

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

Miserable Mud

Mud can prove problematic for any horse--especially older ones that don't get around quite as easily as they used to. ... Read More

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Science Helping Senior Horses

How has improved veterinary science and technology improved your senior horses' lives?... Read More

Snowy Rides with Senior Horses

Do you enjoy riding your senior horses in the snow?... Read More

What to Consider Before Breeding an Older Mare

Plan ahead and ensure your older mare is up to the task before sending her to the breeding shed.... 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.