enables the older, achy horse to be
more active in turnout. This in itself is
beneficial to his overall health, immune
system, joint lubrication, and in main-
taining muscle tone.
If an older horse is still able to be
ridden, sufficient warm-up and cool-
down should be part of every ride.
Turnout is equally important for mus-
NANCY S. LOVING, DVM, is a performance
culoskeletal health as well as mental
and behavioral happiness.
With attention to the fine details, you
can help your senior horse navigate his
golden years in great shape and good
health so that he continues to feel and
act like he is in the prime of life.
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Nervous system 4%
Blood & lymph 2%
*From a study reviewing
common maladies in
467 horses over 20 years
of age from 1989-1999.
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