Old Horses: Better With Age

Pick a Term, Any Term

What's the "proper" term for the senior horse? One equine nutritionist shares her thoughts.... Read More

Sacred Senior Schoolmasters

Not every senior horse is a schoolmaster, and not every schoolmaster is a senior horse. But in many cases seniors and schoolmasters are one in the same. I recently learned firsthand that these horses are worth their weights in gold.... Read More

Managing a Missing Tooth

During my time caring for a herd of mainly senior horses, we encountered dental problems on a regular basis. One mare in particular had a single missing tooth that caused a surprisingly large amount of problems.... Read More

The (Not So) Calm Before the Storm

As a thunderstorm rolled through the Bluegrass over the weekend, I wondered how my horse was doing. I wondered if he'd gotten nervous or anxious, a relatively common behavioral change for him.... Read More

Older Horses On Top

It never ceases to amaze me how many horses over the age of 15 compete in the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, one of the most strenuous and daunting competitions in the world.... Read More

The Cushingoid Senior vs. Spring Grass

While some older horses can consume as much spring grass as their hearts desire and suffer no ill effects, others aren't so lucky. My 23-year-old Miniature Horse finds herself in the latter category due to equine Cushing's disease and secondary laminitis.... Read More

For the Love of Old Horses

Many horse people will agree that horses are living longer today than ever before thanks to a combination of improved nutritional options and advancements in veterinary technology. Now's the time to celebrate our "Golden Oldies."... Read More

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.