“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…)