Old Horses: Better With Age

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

Massages for Senior Horses

Dorado got a massage after doing the splits, but even healthy horses can benefit from body work. Has your senior horse had a massage?... Read More

Fly and Other Insect Patrol for Senior Horses

Do you think your senior horses have grown more sensitive to flies as they've aged? And what do you do to keep the bugs from bothering your horses?... Read More

Pushing the Limits

Because he's proven to me that he has impeccable ground manners, Dorado gets some leeway in departments other horses might not. Do you let your aging equids push the limits?... Read More

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Back to Work after Summer Vacation

Dorado's going back to work after an unplanned vacation. What tips do you have for bringing an aging horse back into an exercise program?... 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.