Older Horse Care Concerns


Winter Care for Older Horses

February 01, 2010

Owners need to consider how they will meet their older horses' nutrient requirements during the winter.... Read More


Winterizing Your Senior Equine

December 16, 2009

When preparing your senior equine for winter, small steps can go a long way to support health and comfort.... Read More


Older Horses Require Extra Care

January 15, 2009

Stiff joints, poor teeth, and weight changes aren't just signs of aging in humans; they afflict horses, too.... Read More


Caring for Older Horses: The Elmer Bandit Diet

November 23, 2008

As it turns out, feeding Elmer requires careful consideration and a serious time commitment.... Read More


Alysheba Arrives at Kentucky Horse Park

October 31, 2008

Hundreds of racing fans packed the Hall of Champions pavilion at the Kentucky Horse Park Oct. 31 to officially welcome back to Kentucky "America's Horse," Alysheba.

At 1:15 p.m., a long Sallee horse van pulled up in back of the pavilion, an... Read More


Older Horses Might Not be Ready to Retire

October 30, 2008

Geriatric horses can live a happy and fulfilling life.... Read More


Breeding Challenges of Older Mares

November 01, 2007

New technology and better ways of handling older mares improve the chances for breeding success. ... Read More

Routine hoof care is critical for your horse’s soundness and well-being. “A lot of times, when horses are on pasture, not in performance and not getting ridden very often, hoof problems arise due to longer intervals between care,” Tanner says. Whether a horse is barefoot or shod, “routine trimming by a skilled farrier,” is essential to reduce the possibility of laminitis, he adds.


Older Horses Part 4: Hoof and Joint Care

October 01, 2007

The aging process brings with it some inevitable changes in horses. ... Read More


Older Horses Part 3: Vaccinations and Deworming

September 01, 2007

Experts share opinions and research on guidelines for deworming and vaccinating aging equines. ... Read More


Feeds and Supplements for Older Horses

August 01, 2007

Equine nutritionists discuss a variety of feeds and feeding practices to help horses cope with problems.... Read More


Successful Breeding of Older Maiden Mares

July 24, 2007

Success when breeding older maiden mares depends on the management of several factors... Read More


Older Horses: Dental Problems

July 01, 2007

More horse owners have become aware that good dental care is a key component in keeping a horse healthy. ... Read More


Caring for Geriatrics

June 01, 2005

When The Horse editor Kim Herbert asked me if I might be interested in writing on one of my favorite topics--old horses--it brought to mind so many great memories from my childhood. I was an endurance rider, so I got to be really close to... Read More


Cicatrix in Older Horse

June 01, 2005

My veterinarian has estimated that my horse's pharynx is 30% constricted and has diagnosed cicatrix. ... Read More


Age-Defying Equines

June 01, 2005

At some point senior horses exhibit slower, stiffer gaits, dull coats, or subtle signs of disease. ... Read More


Horses and Fire

June 01, 2005

Fire can be both friend and foe in nature. While fire can do extensive damage to the environment, the damage is often short-lived and the long-term benefits outweigh short-term problems as new vegetation springs forth to populate the landscape.... Read More


Feed Needs of Older Horses

June 01, 2005

As our horses age and their bodies start to fail, we have to meet their changing nutritional needs. ... Read More


NASC and Federal Regulators Discuss Product Label and Manufacturing Standards

June 01, 2005

Members of the National Animal Supplement Council (NASC) met recently in San Diego with federal regulators from the FDA's Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) and representatives from the American Association of Feed Control Officials to... Read More


Why Horses Stumble

June 01, 2004

The onset of stumbling might indicate a shoeing problem, or could be a warning of serious health problems.... Read More


Excursion in Nova Scotia

April 01, 2004

Two of my equestrian dreams came true in August 2001 in Nova Scotia, at the beautiful 350-acre Beaverdam Farm owned by Arthur and Carol Rivoire. Our family vacation is usually spent at Chincoteague, Va., where the wild ponies roam on nearby... Read More


Feeding The Older Horse

November 01, 2003

When it comes to considering the dietary program for senior horses, it's not a question of age, but of health.... Read More


Three Elected to International Equine Veterinarians Hall of Fame

July 03, 2003

Immense knowledge of equine health issues and an equally remarkable willingness to share their know-how distinguish the newest inductees to the International Equine Veterinarians Hall of Fame. Ted Stashak, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVS, professor of... Read More


Senior Citizen Surgery

July 01, 2003

When a senior horse needs surgery, there is a concern that he will not survive the procedure because of age. ... Read More


Trailering Older Horses: On the Road Again

April 01, 2003

Horses in their late teens and older require extra attention, especially during a long haul. ... Read More


Woodbine Barn Fire Toll: 32 Horses Dead

August 05, 2002

Woodbine Entertainment reported Monday that 32 Thoroughbreds were killed in Sunday's barn fire at Woodbine Racecourse near Toronto, Ontario. The damage estimate was set at $3 million.

The horses were stabled in barns 7 and 7A at Woodbine... Read More