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Caring for the older horse Owner Factsheet

Its not only humans that are living longer our horses are too! Improvements in diet, management and veterinary care mean that horses and ponies can easily live into their 20s and 30s. The average age for a horse is about 24 years. Just like young animals, older animals need special care to keep them happy and healthy. Here's some good advice on how to care for your ageing horse.

When is a horse old?

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Are there any signs of ageing?

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Why do older horses need more care?

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What special care do I need to provide?

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What specific problems might my horse develop in later life?

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What if my horse is just too old?

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