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Combating Arthritis in Horses With Exercise

The senior horse requires special attention to keep him comfortable and to enable productive work under saddle in his vintage years.

The benefits of keeping your senior horse working are many. Not only will regular light exercise help to engage his mind and keep him mentally active, it will also help keep equine arthritis and unsoundness at bay.

A trained horse that is left to his own devices may become depressed, develop stable vices and will genuinely miss the interaction with humans in his daily life under saddle.

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Spring Horse Training Tips: Conditioning Senior Horses

Spring is in the air, and with that comes the challenges of getting our horses back into shape. For Senior Horse owners this can seem to be a daunting task. Are there precautions we should be taking when conditioning older horses?

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Prevent Complications! 5 Essential Senior Horse Exams

Senior horse health care is not about simply switching to a senior feed.  Taking care of your senior horse is mostly about monitoring them more closely for signs of disease, and preventing problems before they develop into something more serious. 

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Is Your Senior Horse's Diet Coming Up Short? Your Questions Answered!

Is you senior horse receiving the nutrition he needs? Dr. Rob McCoy Ph.D., P.A.S., Vice President of Animal Nutrition here at Manna Pro, answers some of the most commonly asked questions about feeding older horses.

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Senior Horse Wellness Tips

Aging is a natural process, and thanks to modern management and veterinary care, senior horses can live long, active and healthy lives! Managing the changing needs of your horse can help ensure they can live out their golden years comfortably.

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The 10 Best Things About Senior Horses

A couple of weeks ago, we asked you to tell us a little something about what makes YOUR senior horse so special.  The response was overwhelming both in numbers and in the strength of the bond between a senior horse and its rider. 

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