Winter is here and for owners of senior horses or horses that are hard to keep weight on, it’s a time of frantically sorting out your horse’s diet to keep him at a healthy weight.
Your veteran show horse deserves a little pampering. Here’s what a senior performance horse needs to keep competing in top form.
Accessories for Seniors
A little extra watchfulness will help keep your old guy healthy and happy throughout the winter. Here are some of our winter-care tips for senior horses.
Comparing notes with your good horse buddies is fun. H&R’s Gallop Poll gives you a reassuring peek into the horse lives of many other horse owners and riders.
Maintain longevity in your older performance horses using these insights from Bob Avila.
Watching a life-long partner in her last years is a hard pill to swallow.
Older horses require special care and lots of love. Horse&Rider wants to find out how many senior equines you own. Let us know by participating in the Gallop Poll.
Advances in equine health care have extended the potential lifespan of senior horses. What you should expect as yours grows older?
Mindful management can extend the career of your senior performance horse.
Choose the right senior horse retirement facility for your horse with this step-by-step guide.
Have a senior horse in your herd? Here’s how to keep him in the best possible shape throughout his teen years and beyond.
On February 26, 2018, we said the hard goodbye to our senior horse Old Paint. He was a regular in our Instagram feed and appeared on many pages of H&R, so you’re likely familiar with him. But most importantly, he was our sons’ first horse.
Age is just a number, at least when it comes to these six senior horses.
A reader wonders how swayed backs happen and how they affect horses.
Consider my list of do’s and don’ts as you plan for your horse’s post-career years.
What happens to a horse when no one wants him anymore? Abandonment? Starvation? Slaughter? Find out how you can protect the ones you love.
Older equines need all the same basic care other horses do, including regular vaccinations and deworming, plus routine hoof care.
The decision to end your horse's life with euthanasia is one of the hardest you'll ever make. Let us help you through this troubling time.
Seven simple keys to keeping your aging trail horse on a healthy path.