Senior horses have different needs for
nutrients and care. Many people now believe that more than 50% of
horses can be classified as senior horses. If you have one of
these special horses, this page contains information just for you.
The "Old Horse" Dilemma
by Judith A. Reynolds, Ph.D., P.A.S., Divisional Equine Technical
Specialist, ADM Alliance Nutrition .... In Webster's dictionary,
dilemma is defined as "a predicament that apparently defies a
satisfactory solution." Many owners of older horses can relate to
this definition. Keeping an older horse feeling healthy and
looking good seems to be the impossible mission for many
Equine Rehabilitation "A Picture is Worth a Thousand
Words" might be a clich? but it certainly gets the point across
when we are discussing equine rehabilitation. There are two
situations that usually result in the need for extensive
rehabilitation; when horses are not fed enough or when they are
advanced in age and have dental and medical conditions that
prevent normal eating behaviors........
common sense approach to care, exercise and feeding of older
equine athletes. by Gary D. Kaufman, D.V.M. ...The term,
"geriatric," by definition
relates to the aged, or the process of aging, whether it pertains
to humans or horses. In sports today, whether an athlete is "old"
or not depends as much on the sport as it does on the actual age
of the competitor........
Wolcott, Willows, California...For
horse owners, the term "hard keeper" signifies an animal which has
difficulty maintaining its weight and/or condition. A much more
common condition than many people realize, hard keepers are the
result of one or more factors..........
Older Horses Suggestions from Research
Judy Reynolds, PhD., P.A.S.... Just because a horse is old does
not mean it has to be thin and in poor health.....
Condition Scoring Guide
management plays a key role in maintaining maximum performance and
productivity of horses. One tool, body condition scoring, can be
easily adapted and utilized by all owners to manage the proper
timing and the amount and type of supplemental feed needed to
PRIMEGLO, is the first of its
kind, an ultra-premium, pelleted horse feed formulated to meet
the needs of typical trail and light performance horses without
overdoing the calories and without the need for additional
Nutrition for Senior Horses is made with a fixed formulation using uniform, premium
quality ingredients for a consistent, superior product.
combines stabilized rice bran,
and minerals, soybean hulls and beet pulp (highly digestible fiber
sources), and additional nutrients.
Complete pelleted feed, including forage