Older Horse Care Concerns

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Senior Horse Dental Health

December 18, 2015

When your older horse's pearly whites are past their prime, keep an eye out for signs of specific problems. ... Read More

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Sudden Conformation Change in an Aged Mare

December 16, 2015

A vet weighs in on what might cause a well-conformed senior mare to become over at the knee and fall during a ride.... Read More

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Illinois Group Adopts Retirement Plan for County Horse Herds

December 16, 2015

The ordinance allows retired horses to be rehomed or for the district to keep and maintain the retired animals.... Read More

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Snowboarder Rescues Snowbound Horse

November 28, 2015

The aging mare ended up stuck up to her abdomen in powdery snow before being rescued by a 21-year-old snowboarder.... Read More

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Tips on Caring for Senior Horses During Winter

November 25, 2015

From managing joint health to nutrition and dental issues, learn how to help your old horse conquer the cold.... Read More

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Weight Gain for Older Horses

November 25, 2015

My 25-year-old Thoroughbred has had trouble keeping weight on after a stroke. How can I help him? ... Read More

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Adopting Aging Equids

November 10, 2015

November is "Adopt a Senior Pet" month. Have you adopted or taken in a senior horse? ... Read More

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'Senior' Horse Superstars: 2015 Breeders' Cup Contenders

October 29, 2015

Get to know some of the oldest horses competing in the 2015 Breeders' Cup!... Read More

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British Horse Dies at Age 50

October 23, 2015

Orchid, a 50-year-old Thoroughbred/Arabian mare, died at the Remus Horse Sanctuary in Essex earlier this month.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Senior Superstars

October 20, 2015

Of the 1,943 respondents, 885 (46%) said the oldest horse they currently own or care for is 21 to 30 years old. ... Read More

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Managing Seniors with Heaves

October 04, 2015

Senior horses diagnosed with heaves face more obstacles than their younger counterparts. ... Read More

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Top Tips to Prepare Your Senior Horse for Winter

October 02, 2015

From monitoring his body condition to keeping his joints moving, here's how to get your old horse ready for winter.... Read More

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What We're Learning About Senior Horses

September 25, 2015

Hot topics include digestion, metabolism, soft tissue injuries, and inflamm-aging.... Read More

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10 PPID Resources on TheHorse.com

September 24, 2015

We've searched through our archives and compiled 10 resources to help raise your PPID IQ.... Read More

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Researchers Examine Disorders in Horses Lacking Dental Care

September 22, 2015

All horses had issues, with older animals having more fractures, gaps between teeth, and cavities than younger ones.... Read More

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PPID: Early Signs, Diagnosis, and Treatment

September 21, 2015

Learn how to recognize subtle signs and offer your horse an early intervention for equine Cushing's disease.... Read More

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Bute for Old Bones

September 17, 2015

My vet wants my 38-year-old on phenylbutazone forever. Is there anything else that could help him with no side effects?... Read More

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On the Move With Your Horse

September 17, 2015

Before you hit the asphalt trail, consider these expert tips to make sure your horse arrives healthy and happy.... Read More

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Keep 'Em Moving!

September 09, 2015

Keeping old horses moving helps them stay loose and limber. How often do you exercise your equine seniors?... Read More

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A New Normal

September 02, 2015

Have you made any routine changes to accommodate a horse's medical needs?... Read More

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Tips for Maintaining Aged Horses' Health

August 28, 2015

Find out how to ensure your senior horses stay healthy all through their golden years.... Read More

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An Old Horse Starts Cribbing

August 27, 2015

My 17-year-old horse started trying to crib recently, which I have never seen him do before. Why would he start now? ... Read More

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A Spooky Senior Horse

August 20, 2015

An equine behavior expert weighs in on how one reader can help her senior OTTB be less spooky at home. ... Read More

Longtime partners and perennial crowd favorites Rich Fellers and Flexible claimed victory at the Longines FEI World Cup Jumping North American League qualifier at Thunderbird Show Park in Langley, British Columbia..

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Senior Horse Superstar Spotlight: Flexible

August 18, 2015

At 19, international Grand Prix jumper Flexible "feels as good as ever," longtime rider Rich Fellers says.... Read More

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Tevis 2015 Featured Older Equine Athletes

August 11, 2015

The Tevis Cup 100-mile endurance race's 200 entries included 15 horses between the ages of 18 to 24.... Read More