Bakersfield CA. 93307
This site is dedicated to all
the old horses which I have owned.
This is a world made of throw aways. People seem to get rid of the old
in place of new and better. Unfortunatly this applies to
animals. The older horse may seem to be a burden, but is
actually a gift. Older horses make great companions,children mounts and
babysitters for weanlings.
The older horse does require more care. Twice a year dental care, and a
regular deworming program. Farrier care is an absolute must. There are
many supplements available for the arthritic horse.
I have enjoyed many rides with my older horse. I did not need to worry
about boogymen or spooks. I have taught friends, neices and nephews and
great neices and nephews how to ride on my old horses.
I currently have three old horses. One age 18, 25, and 35.
They are all happy, sound, and still take new horse people for a nice
enjoyable ride. They may be a little slow, but they are dependable and
Before you take your old horse to sale, remember the good times, and
that this horse has served well, and be sure that the last years of his
or her life,
I have listed some web pages for reference for horse care.
to other sites
The Horse Interactive Web Site
The Merck Veterinary Manual
UC Davis Veterinary Medicine
University of Minnesota
Diseases A-Z: Horse
Information on Diagnosis, Symptoms and Possible Equine Treatments
Pegasus Foundation (I got my horse here)