How to Care for your Senior Horse – Top 6 Things You Need to Know About Senior Horse Health

Senior Horse Care

Keeping your senior horse in the best shape requires specialized care at every stage of their life. When caring for an older horse, a good balance of regular exercise, strategic nutrition, and weight management are extremely important. Senior horse health involves everything from hoof care to joint support to regular farrier visits to dental exams.

These top senior horse health tips can help you ensure you’re providing your older horse with an optimum quality of life.

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How to Check Your Horse’s Temperature, Pulse, and Respiration

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Learn how to measure your horse’s vital signs

Every horse owner needs to know how to check their horse’s temperature, pulse, and respiration (TPR) rate. These vital signs are indicators of your horse’s health and well-being.

A horse gallops with his lungs, preserves with his heart, and wins with his character.

–Federico Tesio (1869-1954)

When you have a baseline for your horse’s temperature, pulse, and respiration rate you can more easily and quickly catch health problems. An elevated heart rate or low temperature can be indicators your horse is stressed or unwell.

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How to Care for Your Horse in the Winter

How to Care for Your Horse in the Winter

Get advice on winter feeding, drinking, hoof, and coat care

Winter is coming and your horse is relying on you to take good care of them during the cool months. It’s important to remember that even a slight drop in temperature and humidity impacts your horse.

Attention to winter horse care is important regardless of the amount of snowy, rainy, and sub-zero days you experience. Remember your horse should not shiver, lose weight, or stop exercising in the cold months.

Because horses, like all animals, are experts at hiding signs of discomfort, it’s important you as a horse owner know the essentials to winter horse care and are in-tune with subtle changes in your horse’s behavior, coat, weight, and mood.

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10 Questions with Nick: Get to Know Nick Hartog, CEO and chief horse advocate of Grand Meadows

Get to Know Nick Hartog

You watch Nick’s videos on horse supplements and horse health. You read Nick’s blogs about horse health and wellness. You read Nick’s monthly newsletter where he updates you on the latest.

But how much do you really know about Nick? We sat down with Nick to find out more about the man behind the crazy shirts and learn what drives his passion for horse health and wellness.

We hope you enjoy this Q & A with Nick. Thank you, Nick, for making the time to answer our questions.

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Buying a Horse? What You Need to Know about Buying a Horse

5 Things You Need to Know About Buying A Horse

Buying a horse is an exciting time. There is nothing quite like owning your first horse or welcoming another horse to your family.

However, buying a horse is not a simple experience. Whether you’re an experienced rider looking to buy your first horse or a new rider keen to buy a horse – there are a few key things you need to know and consider.

Above all else – never feel pressured to buy a horse and make sure you’re buying a horse for the right reasons.

If you have suggestions about what people need to know when buying a horse or have a horse buying experience, please share it with the Grand Meadows community on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. The more we can support one another with our experiences and knowledge, the better.

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