Senior Horse Care

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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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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.

Credit: Illustration based on image from Illustrated Atlas of Clinical Equine Anatomy and Common Disorders of the Horse Hock anatomy: A. Fibular tarsal bone (calcaneus) B. Tibiotarsal (tarsocrural) joint C. Proximal intertarsal joint (PIT) D. Distal intertarsal joint (DIT) E. Tarsometatarsal joint (TMT)

Understanding Your Horse's Hock Health

Learn about some of the elements that affect the horse's hocks

Credit: Susan J. Stickle Eva Colacicco's 27-year-old Dutch Warmblood, Brou, remains supple and fluid in his movement and continues to improve in self-carriage.

The Joys of Riding a Senior Dressage Horse

Five amateur dressage riders share their stories

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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.