Senior Horse

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Horse Blanketing Demystified

Veterinarians from across the country give insight to help you keep your horse happy and healthy under his blanket this winter.

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Understanding Equine Melanoma

These tumors typically present as firm, dome-shaped, black masses in the hairless areas of the body.

Credit: Amy K. Dragoo Just because a horse is over a certain age does not necessarily mean he needs changes in his feeding.

Nutritional Considerations for the Senior Dressage Horse

Just because a horse is over 18 or 20 years old does not necessarily mean he needs changes in his feeding—but there are certain signs that indicate it might be time to re-evaluate.

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The Beauty of Pressure-Free Riding

How my retired horse helped me realize that dressage training doesn't always have to be so serious

Should You Be Concerned About Equine Windpuffs?

Any horse in a consistent training program is a possible candidate to develop windpuffs, and most older horses who have had a long career in competitive sport have them.

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Balagur: The Forever-Young Dressage Horse

This Olympic veteran turned dressage schoolmaster seems to have found the fountain of youth.

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10 Tips to Keep Your Senior Dressage Horse Competitive

Sound equine-management practices coupled with a good dose of common sense will assist in the longevity of senior horses.

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Granat: An Unlikely Dressage Champion

The life and career of Christine Stückelberger’s Olympic champion

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Nutrition Basics for the Dressage Horse

Experts offer advice for feeding the competitive dressage horse throughout life.

Credit: Silke Rottermann German Grand Prix rider Sabine Becker and her 18-year-old Oldenburg gelding, Lamarc, have a special bond that extends beyond the show ring. Perhaps that is what helped Becker solve the mystery behind the gelding’s assorted ailments in 2010.

The Aging Dressage Horse with Sabine Becker

Part 2, German Grand Prix rider Sabine Becker shares the story of her Oldenberg gelding, Lamarc.

Credit: Silke Rottermann Horses of every age benefit from an extensive warm-up phase in walk as Germany’s Grand Prix rider Uta Gräf and Helios demonstrate.

The Aging Dressage Horse with Uta Graf

Part 1: How to keep your dressage partner happy and healthy

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Can Your Dressage Training Improve with Limited Time in the Saddle?

Lauren Sprieser explains how to make progress even with time constraints on your opportunity to ride.

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Feeding for weight gain

When your horse is too thin, whether it’s a short-term aberration or a chronic struggle, careful feeding can help to keep his weight up.

Credit: Arnd Bronkhorst - arnd.nl There is no reason why a healthy and cooperative horse cannot learn piaffe.

Teaching Upper-Level Dressage Movements to Senior Horses

Kamila Dupont discusses her success teaching dressage to horses from other disciplines, in addition to teaching upper-level movements, like piaffe, to older horses.

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Making the Switch to Senior Feeds

When is the best time to begin a specialized feeding regimen for your older horse? These tips can help you determine how to best meet his needs.