Your Senior Horse Guide

Senior Horse Care

This is your reliable resource for all aspects of senior horse care and health

The good news is that horses are living longer. It’s not uncommon for horses to live well into their 30’s.

And just like us humans, your horse has new concerns and issues as they age. While you can’t stop your horse form aging, you can do a lot to lessen the impacts of age-related conditions.

In this senior horse guide, we’ve pulled together our top resources on senior horse health, care, and management – we want you to have easy access to trusted content about your senior horse.

Before making any changes to your horse’s diet, exercise routine, or medication, please consult your veterinarian.

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Hyaluronic Acid and MSM in Horse Joint Supplements: Fireside Chat Video

Fireside Chat 5 - Hylauronic Acid and MSM

Learn about HA, MSM, and horse joint supplements

Horse joint supplements may help support your horse’s defense against the normal joint wear-and-tear that happens with age, activity, and breed. Horse joint supplements may fill gaps that cannot be provided with good horse care management, exercise best practices, and nutrition.

However, it’s important to highlight that not all horse joint supplements are the same. There are literally hundreds of horse joint supplements to choose from – making it very challenging to know if you’re making the right choice for your horse.

Ingredients like Hyaluronic Acid (HA) and MSM are frequently used in horse joint supplements. In this blog we highlight our Fireside Chat Video about HA and MSM and discuss the importance of understanding the ingredients in your horse joint supplements.

We want you to know the facts on horse joint supplement ingredients like HA, MSM, glucosamine, chondroitin sulfate, and more.

Watch the Fireside Chat Video about HA and MSM and read the rest of this blog to learn about:

  • 5 key ingredients in horse joint supplements
  • Why your horse may benefit from horse joint supplements
  • The NASC and horse supplements
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Your Healthy Horse Guide

9 Signs of a Healthy Horse

This complete guide to having a healthy horse is your go-to healthy horse resource.

Your horse relies on you for every aspect of their health and wellness. Because of this, you have a very special connection with your horse.

Just as your horse responds to your mood, body signals, and how you behave around them, you need to be in-tune with your horse and the signals they’re giving you. These signals are your horse’s way of telling you when they’re stressed, happy, not feeling well, or even when they want some alone time.

We know this can feel intimidating – and this is exactly why we created this healthy horse guide.

In this guide we share with you everything we know about caring for and supporting your horse.

Above all else, know that there is a fantastic horse community out there, ready to help you with any questions or concerns you have about your horse and their health. Be sure to read our profiles with horse trainers Dani Sussman and Lynn Acton.

Use this healthy horse guide to learn about:

  • What a healthy horse is – including 9 signs of a healthy horse and how to check your horse’s temperature, pulse, and respiration rate
  • Getting to know your horse’s body – including 5 things you need to know about horse teeth, horse hoof care tips, and how to give your horse a healthy coat
  • The importance of horse joint health – including the what, how, and why of horse joint supplements and how to naturally support horse joint health
  • The science of horse health – including learning how joints function, the facts on hoof and coat health, and understanding horse digestion and immunity
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Horse Calming Supplements: Fireside Chat Video with Nick

Calming Supplements for Horses

Learn the facts on horse calming supplements

Horse calming supplements may help horses who are nervous, agitated, or on-edge feel more at-ease, focused, and confident.

Horse calmers use specialized formulas with ingredients including magnesium, thiamine, theanine, valerian, chamomile, and vervain. These horse calmer ingredients may support your horse’s nervous system, contributing to a happier and calmer horse.

In this Fireside Chat Video, we talk about horse calming supplements and what you need to know, including:

  • When to use horse calmers
  • How to use horse calming supplements
  • What ingredients to look for in horse calming supplements
  • Information about ingredients that may test at horse shows and events
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How To Care for Your Senior Horse: Learn the essentials to senior horse management

Managing the Senior Horse

Learn about common senior horse health concerns and what you need to know

Horses are living longer and enjoying a high quality of life as they age. Gone are the days when a 15-year-old horse was old! Now horses are living into their 20’s and 30’s.

This is fantastic – but what does this mean for you and your horse? How do you care for a horse in their 30’s? What does a 20-year-old horse need? How can you be proactive and help prevent any age-related issues from becoming serious conditions for your horse?

In this blog we drill down into how to care for your senior horse:

  • 6 common senior horse health concerns
  • Strategies for senior horse care
  • 6 things you need to know about senior horse care

As always, please do not hesitate to contact your veterinarian with any questions about your horse’s health. Do not make any changes to your horse’s nutrition, exercise, or routine without discussing this with your veterinarian. This is especially important for senior horses.

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