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Senior Horse Care

The day may come when it’s time to retire your senior horse from riding, perhaps due to arthritis or an old injury that would prevent you from being able to exercise him like before. Or perhaps he’s developed neurological...
The weather outside might be frightful, but that doesn’t mean you can’t try your best to make the winter season delightful for your senior horse. Here are some tips for senior horse care in winter to help your older...
In Courtney S. Diehl's Vet Adventures column, she describes the loss of a horse she's written of often and how he was BFFs to the end with a special pony.Readers may remember the columns about “March” and “Linnea” (Easter,...
Equine Cushing’s disease: many horse owners have heard of it or may have even had a horse with it. Buzz words such as cortisol, stress, and shaggy hair coat are often used when talking about this condition, but sometimes...
Just like you, your horse needs a balanced diet for good overall health. But your horse’s feed needs are quite a bit different than yours. Here are a handful of rules to feed a horse by to help you...
Whether you've been partners for years or you're both turning a new page together, you want to give your senior horse the care and support he deserves. Horses are living longer and longer, so caring for seniors brings some...
Being herbivores, horses rely on eating large amounts of fibrous vegetation throughout the day to keep their digestive systems healthy and their body weight on target. The mechanical means by which your horse tears and grinds hay, grass, and...
 It's Adopt a Senior Pet Month. And to celebrate, we've got a great option for you below, but first, let's look at three reasons why you should consider adopting a senior horse this November during Adopt a Senior Pet...
The relationship between iron levels and insulin sensitivity has long been recognized and studied in humans and other animals, but largely ignored in the equine population, including in horses with equine metabolic syndrome (EMS). With the knowledge that elevated...
Thumbs Up: Giving your senior horse the extra-special care he deserves Your love for your senior horse never ends. That’s why whether you’ve been partners for years or you’re both turning a new page together, you want him to look and...
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