Equine weight management can be a challenge at any age. Horses of all ages need targeted nutrition to meet their special needs. The senior horse is no exception. In order to keep older horses going strong, special attention is required in care, management and what’s in that feed bucket.
While some older horses remain in good flesh and good health, feeding challenges can range from putting weight on the thin horse to slimming down the overweight horse. Here are some considerations at both ends of the scale, and tactics to keep your senior horse in fine fettle.
**For the full article, pick up the October 2007 issue of HORSE ILLUSTRATED.**
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