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Reconditioning the Older Horse

Horses have tremendous athletic potential but they did not evolve to do most things we ask of them and conditioning is necessary.  On the flip side, periods without work lead to deconditioning and care should be taken to get the … Continue reading

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Senior Horses Losing Weight

It’s reasonable not to expect your senior horse to look as robust as younger animals, but they should maintain a good covering of flesh over their ribs, back and hip bones.  When the older horse starts to look gaunt, there’s … Continue reading

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Winterizing the Senior Horse

Although horses can survive a remarkable range of environmental conditions, surviving is not the same as thriving.  Winter is hard on any horse but particularly so for seniors.   Like older people, older horses are not as good at regulating … Continue reading

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