Older Horse Care Concerns

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The Top 10 Blogs of 2013

January 04, 2014

Here's a look back at TheHorse.com's 10 most popular blog posts in 2013. Did your favorites make the list? ... Read More

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Four Senior Horse Resolutions for 2014

January 01, 2014

What resolutions do you have for your senior horses in 2014?... Read More

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Caring for Senior Horses

December 23, 2013

Find out what your elderly horse needs to stay healthy in his golden years. ... Read More

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Time To Celebrate

December 17, 2013

Have you ever thrown or attended an equine retirement party?... Read More

Horses earn their places in our hearts and hold special memories in our minds. But as they get older, horses face common age-related conditions and diseases that require management and care.

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Old Horses: Diseases and Conditions

December 05, 2013

Older horses often face age-related conditions and diseases that require management and care.... Read More

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Feeding a Senior Hinny

December 02, 2013

My 30-year-old hinny is losing weight. How can I help him regain his weight without causing him harm?... Read More

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Role of Nutrition in Geriatric and EMS Horses

November 29, 2013

Dr. Amanda Adams shares information about how nutrition can impact the immune responses of geriatric horses. ... Read More

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Give Thanks for Time

November 28, 2013

What special horses or horse-moments are you most thankful for this year?... Read More

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Caring for Horses Through Life and Death

November 22, 2013

Considering end-of-life decisions ahead of time serves to provide optimal care for your horse.... Read More

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Senior Horse Performance Problems

November 21, 2013

Erica recently identified a performance issue in her aging eventer. Have you had a similar experience?... Read More

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Knowing When to Retire an Arthritic Horse

November 19, 2013

Dr. Dave Frisbie of Colorado State University shares his thoughts on retiring horses due to arthritis.... Read More

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Senior Hoof Care Considerations

November 11, 2013

How do you keep your senior horses comfortable during hoof care?... Read More

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Fun with Fall Friskies

October 25, 2013

Dorado gets a little wild when fall arrives. How do your senior horses react to the falling temperatures?... Read More

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Maintaining Ideal Body Condition in Athletic Horses

October 19, 2013

Here's what to consider if your athletic horse isn't maintaining ideal body weight and condition.... Read More

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Shape-Shifting Seniors

October 17, 2013

As their bodies change with age, it's important to ensure your golden oldie's tack still fits properly.... Read More

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AQHF Announces Funding for 2013-14 Equine Research Projects

October 13, 2013

The American Quarter Horse Foundation (AQHF) has announced their 2013-14 equine research grant recipients. ... Read More

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Senior Horse Superstar Spotlight: Consul

October 09, 2013

Learn how the Iron Spring Farm staff is keeping 29-year-old Consul healthy and happy through his senior years.... Read More

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Nutrition's Role in Enhancing Aging Horses' Immunity

October 05, 2013

Researchers working to identify nutritional intervention regimens to improve immune function in old horses.... Read More

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What is 'Old' for a Horse?

September 11, 2013

We know that all horses age differently, so how do you determine if a horse has reached 'senior' status?... Read More

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Preparing Seniors for Horse Sitters

August 20, 2013

How do you prepare to leave your senior horses with a sitter?... Read More

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Open Wide!

August 05, 2013

How frequently are your senior horses' teeth examined and floated?... Read More

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Adams Receives Equine Research Grant

August 01, 2013

Amanda Adams, PhD, is researching the immune system of the geriatric horse.... Read More

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Not Done Yet

July 31, 2013

Even after some older horses officially retire, they're just not ready to be done working yet.... Read More

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Lifelong Connections

July 25, 2013

Two senior mares gave me first-hand look at just how deep some equine bonds seem to run.... Read More

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Soft Tissue Struggles in Senior Horses

July 17, 2013

Soft tissue injuries--specifically tendon and ligament injuries--aren't uncommon in old horses.... Read More