“I know that the time I have with her will not be as long as if I were to get a young horse…But I wouldn’t change anything and feel lucky that I get to keep her through her golden years until her time is done.” (more…)
Senior horses may have trouble maintaining weight — here are some ways you can help manage them. (more…)
If you have a senior horse, you know their needs can be much different than those of your younger horses. This is definitely true of their hoof care. Equine Guelph brings us more information on how to go about caring for your senior horse’s hooves. (more…)
One year in, MARS Equestrian™ Fellow at UK’s Gluck Equine Research Center continues to help older horses. (more…)
They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks. But is this true of senior horses? (more…)
“Maybe old horses, just like old dogs and even old people, don’t want to be forgotten or tucked away. They want to be part of a family. They want to be useful and needed.”
Keeping a horse comfortable in its golden years can be difficult. Managing nutritional needs and joint pain can be daunting. Fortunately, there is a wealth of information available to help horse owners keep their horses healthy and happy in their senior years.
“Every day that Mac and Marley get to go outside and just be horses is a victory in my book. While they won’t be here forever, the lessons they have taught me and the love they have given me will last far beyond their physical time on this earth.”
Whether you’ve worked with an old schoolmaster or have a pasture full of retirees at home, old horses find a way to weave themselves into our hearts forever.
This week, we’re talk vision and hearing changes in the senior horse. (more…)
In our newest series, Amanda Uechi Ronan discusses caring for the “senior” horse. This week, she shares the concept of age-adjusted exercise for the senior horse and her Aggie’s individual regimen. (more…)
In our newest series, Amanda Uechi Ronan discusses caring for the “senior” horse. In the inaugural column, Amanda introduces us to her senior and the first big hurdle of aging: arthritis. (more…)