Feeding Old Horses


Practicing Science-Based Horse Husbandry

May 08, 2015

Practical ways to improve your horse's welfare, based on discoveries from the growing field of equitation science.... Read More


Struggles with Spring Grass

May 01, 2015

Some owners of senior horses welcome spring grass, while others find it a source of worry. Where do you stand?... Read More


Horse Feeding Basics

April 20, 2015

Confused about your horse's diet? We're here to help. Here's how to craft the proper hay and grain ration.... Read More


Post-Winter Weight Gain

March 09, 2015

Here's how to feed your hard keeper once temperatures start rising.... Read More


The Best Hay, Grass, and Other Forages for Your Horse

February 23, 2015

Studies show that quality forage is the healthiest diet option for horses. Find out what you should feed your horse. ... Read More


Is It Okay to Free Feed Horses Large Hay Bales in Winter?

February 19, 2015

Dr. Nancy Loving and Horses for Clean Water's Alayne Blickle share tips for free feeding horses during the winter.... Read More


How Do I Prevent Impaction Colic During Winter Weather?

February 18, 2015

Colic is a threat to horses, especially during colder weather. Our experts share feeding and hydration tips.... Read More


Nutrition as a Component of Equine Dental Care

February 08, 2015

The condition of your horse's teeth can have a big impact on how he's fed. Here's what to know.... Read More


Nutrient Digestibility in Healthy Adult and Senior Horses

February 06, 2015

Researchers determined that healthy aged horses are able to digest various nutrients similarly to healthy adult horses.... Read More


Mucousy Manure

February 02, 2015

What could cause an older horse that's not eating well to have mucous-covered manure? ... Read More


Keeping an Older Horse in Good Weight During Winter

January 09, 2015

Dr. Nancy Loving talks about keeping senior horses well-fed and in good weight during the winter.... Read More


What's the Right Way to Feed Draft vs. Miniature Horses?

December 22, 2014

Listeners wonder if feeding guidelines for average-sized horses apply to Draft and Miniature Horses as well.... Read More


Winter Horse and Barn Care

December 18, 2014

Learn about keeping your horses healthy and barn safe during the cold winter months.... Read More

Proper hay soaking can benefit several different, and sometimes related, equine health conditions. The process can reduce both allergens and nonstructural carbohydrates in forage.


Poll Recap: Hay Soaking

December 16, 2014

Of the 755 respondents, 584 (77%) said they do not soak their horses' hay.... Read More


Is the Omega-3 to Omega-6 Ratio Important for Horses?

December 15, 2014

An audience member wonders if horses benefit from a balanced Omega-3 to Omega-6 ratio. Dr. Clair Thunes responds. ... Read More


Old Horse Topics at the AAEP Convention

December 01, 2014

What senior horse health topics would you like to see researchers study?... Read More


Should I Feed My Horse Beet Pulp and/or Rice Bran?

November 24, 2014

Equine nutritionist Dr. Clair Thunes shares information about two popular horse feed choices, beet pulp and rice bran.... Read More


Early Winter Wonderland

November 22, 2014

Winter's arrived with a vengeance in the Bluegrass. How are you preparing your senior horses for the deep freeze?... Read More


Rehabilitating, Refeeding, and Rehoming Rescue Horses

November 19, 2014

Rescued horses require special care to bring them back to health. Learn how you can help during our live event.... Read More


Is It Safe to Feed Horses Red Clover Hay?

November 16, 2014

Equine nutritionist Dr. Clair Thunes addresses a horse owner's concerns about feeding red clover over the winter.... Read More


Senior Horse Feed: Not Just for Seniors

November 13, 2014

Here are five situations when a senior feed could benefit a horse, regardless of age.... Read More


Senior Can't (or Won't) Eat Hay? No Problem

November 05, 2014

If your aging equid can't or won't eat hay, don't worry: There are several other ways to get him the fiber he needs. ... Read More


Poll Recap: Feeding Arrangements

November 04, 2014

Of the 1,313 poll respondents, 727 (55%) said their horses are separated during mealtime.... Read More

Horse Eating Oats


Will Withholding Oats Reduce My Horse's Weight?

November 03, 2014

A listener keeps her retired show jumper on pasture and feeds him oats, but he keeps gaining weight. Here's some advice.... Read More


How to Care for Aging Equids' Teeth

October 31, 2014

Learn what dental problems veterinarians manage in senior horses and how owners can help monitor them.... Read More