I'm going to try a new thing. We'll see how it goes. I'm not out there in the world like I'd like but I do get asked questions about senior care. Mostly it's how to put weight back on a horse. But with every senior horse, there's health ailments. In reality, those ailments could come at any time, not just at the geriatric stage of life.
But I'd like to provide a helpful hint or some words of encouragement every week for those caring for their senior equines through their golden years. I'm sure you could find the information anywhere but want to try and provide some help.
The point at which a horse becomes "geriatric" and in need of additional care is as individual as the entryway to "elderly" for people. Treat each senior horse as an individual, cater to his/her specific needs as they appear, and avoid lumping him/her into a generalized age group based solely on his chronological age.