Old Horses: Better With Age

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

Revisiting What's 'Old' for a Horse

If you asked 10 owners or equestrians what they consider "old" for a horse and why, you'd get 10 different answers. When do you deem a horse a senior?... Read More

Don't Forget to Vaccinate and Deworm Old Horses

Just because a horse is old doesn't mean he doesn't need to be vaccinated or dewormed. How often are your aging horses vaccinated and dewormed?... Read More

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Massage and Acupuncture and Chiropractic, Oh My!

Just because a horse is semi- or fully retired doesn't mean he won't benefit from complementary therapies. Does your senior horse receive complementary treatments?... Read More

Winter Weather and Senior Horses: In or Out?

Do your older horses stay inside or outside when the temperatures plummet and inclement weather sets in?... 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.