Winter care for older horses

10 tips for keeping senior horses healthy even on the coldest days

Winter can be rough on horses! This is especially true for our beloved seniors, who are often prone to dangerous weight loss during the cold season. In this edition of the EQUUS Extra, we share strategies to help your older horse maintain condition, including pre-season tune-ups, feeding for warmth and best blanketing practices. We’ll also give you practical suggestions for supporting joint health, ensuring safe footing and more. PLUS: Savvy winter hoof care

  • Planning ahead for winter challenges
  • Snow glare and aging eyes
  • Ice ball prevention


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