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  • #21
    Just chiming in to say Congratulations to OP! What a treat, to get such an experienced horse, and he sounds lovely to boot!
    I love reading about all these "older" horses that are in great shape and still doing what they like

    My Ottb mare was never a top level eventer but at 20 yo she looks (and sometimes rides!) like a 6 year old. I bought her at the track when he was 4 and she's been with me ever since, and I know her inside out

    I give her as much turnout as I can in winter, and she lives outside April-November with a couple pals. Even after 4 months off this past summer (nothing wrong with her, just personal stuff I needed to deal with), she came back quickly and easily.
    We don't compete anymore and we mostly do what she likes to do.
    She actually likes dressage and learning new stuff, and it keeps her supple and sound. We don't jump much anymore, even though she LOVES it, as I worry about her soundness. She is on a complete joint supplement for senior horses, and on U-gard. I've never had to inject her joints but I have given her Adequan or Pentosan IM when I felt she needed it.

    Knocking on wood and all fingers and toes crossed that she will keep going like this for a good while! In any case, she is with me til she dies.
    Ottbs - The finish line is only the beginning!

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      #22
      Originally posted by FatDinah View Post
      Can we please have photos of him and the minions?
      He can do a lot for you but you are doing a lot for him. I think these older guys do so much better and are so much happier keeping a job than just going out on pasture.
      As far as the hay net, check out COTH thread on the evil burrito and his bag shenanigans.
      So Music is over 17 hands. He’s in a field with Dunkin, my ancient but amazing mini horse, donk donk the mini donkey, and Oo we Oo who’s a Shetland from University of Pennsylvania ‘s herd (they breed them and then use them for teaching purposes for the vet students to practice on).

      They follow him everywhere wnd worship him like the god his is.
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        #23
        I’m not sure he’d ever been around a donkey before, he was quite shook the first night he met her, but they are bffs now !
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        • #24
          My old guy had to be ridden at least three days per week with lots of long and low to get his back up and lots of suppling or else he would be stiff. I prefer pentosan over anything else, towards the end he was getting it almost once a week.
          McDowell Racing Stables

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          • #25
            If I may semi-hijack this very helpful thread, what are everyone's favorite feeds for their senior eventers? My guy is 17 and has been eating BS Sentimental Performance LS but I'm thinking of switching him to a senior feed. What do people recommend for the active, avg keeper senior? For helping keep on weight and topline. He gets free choice hay 24/7.

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            • #26
              Originally posted by She's Pure Gold View Post
              If I may semi-hijack this very helpful thread, what are everyone's favorite feeds for their senior eventers? My guy is 17 and has been eating BS Sentimental Performance LS but I'm thinking of switching him to a senior feed. What do people recommend for the active, avg keeper senior? For helping keep on weight and topline. He gets free choice hay 24/7.
              I put my 19 yo on Tri Amino for the first time this fall and have been very pleased with the results. Noticeable difference in his topline and coat.


              To echo what others have said, mine needs a longggg warm up at the walk, then lots of long and low. I find that he is never very bendy OR forward at the beginning, so I don't ask for much until he starts to feel more "self propelled". Basically, I let him tell me when he's ready to go to work. That first walk-trot transition of the day is always pretty shabby. lol. but it gets better.

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                #27
                Originally posted by She's Pure Gold View Post
                If I may semi-hijack this very helpful thread, what are everyone's favorite feeds for their senior eventers? My guy is 17 and has been eating BS Sentimental Performance LS but I'm thinking of switching him to a senior feed. What do people recommend for the active, avg keeper senior? For helping keep on weight and topline. He gets free choice hay 24/7.
                hijack away!

                I feed Farmer's Co-Op feeds so right now he's on Fiberize. He lost some weight when he first came (he's stressed easily) and I also don't have access to as good quality hay as he had before. He gets basically unlimited pasture hay and then I got this amazing pure alfalfa that I supplement him with at least once a day.

                He came with Smart Pak brand ulcer supplement but he hasn't seemed ulcery since I put him on 24/7 turn out with his minions. He also came with a Smart Pak joint supplement, I'm going to keep him on that until maybe March then switch to Adequan.

                In addition to adding the alfalfa my nutritionist said I could try Ground Roasted Soybeans. I haven't gotten a bag yet because I won 10 bags of Amplify Supplement so I'm using that first!
                http://www.clarkdesigngrouparchitects.com/index.html - Lets build your dream barn

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                • #28
                  You guys look so HAPPY! His ears are perked looking for the next fence, and then flick back and forth to you between. I LOVE IT.

                  I agree with what everyone has said--out 24/7, constant work, maybe injections, preventative.

                  I'm going to agree, too, with the BOT mesh sheet (alone or under a blanket)--I'm a big fan, and I think they help keep long backs more flexible.

                  The only thing I'll add is that I have all my horses on Probios and/or one of the smartpak digestive aids. I think they can all benefit from a happy gut.

                  HAVE ALL THE FUN!!

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                  • #29
                    Originally posted by She's Pure Gold View Post
                    If I may semi-hijack this very helpful thread, what are everyone's favorite feeds for their senior eventers? My guy is 17 and has been eating BS Sentimental Performance LS but I'm thinking of switching him to a senior feed. What do people recommend for the active, avg keeper senior? For helping keep on weight and topline. He gets free choice hay 24/7.
                    In addition to hay, my horse gets Triple Crown Senior, Triple Crown 30 (ration balancer), bran, Platinum Performance CJ, & Probios. I'm slowly phasing out the TC30 as I'm not sure how much it's doing, and because the PP CJ is expensive and I think it makes more of a difference. At any rate, this seems to be a good combo for my guy!

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                      #30
                      Originally posted by notlost View Post
                      You guys look so HAPPY! His ears are perked looking for the next fence, and then flick back and forth to you between. I LOVE IT.

                      !
                      Thank you!!! That's literally all I want in life is for he and I to be happy no matter what we do. We were doing gymnastics at my trainer's the other day and I was sooo nervous and after the second time I swear to god he side eyed me and was like "look human, hold on to the grab strap and let me handle this!" and he just trucked me through it.

                      It really has been perfect, he's super quirky and I can tell how a normal boarding barn would be driven crazy by him.. but at home I can manage all his crazy and appreciate him for how well he takes care of me.
                      http://www.clarkdesigngrouparchitects.com/index.html - Lets build your dream barn

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                      • #31
                        There is so much good advice here. I have had 2 eventers that both did intermediate, I got them at age 16. They knew so much more then I did. They reminded me just how much I liked to ride. I learned a lot even though I go at a snails pace. The long and low works miracles on the older guys.. Good food and lots of turnout. My horse gets a bit of maintenance as he is 23 and now appears to have sustained a stifle injury. Not age related..
                        Enjoy him and have fun even if it is walking for an hour.
                        Mai Tai aka Tyler RIP March 1994-December 2011
                        Grief is the price we pay for love- Gretchen Jackson
                        "And here she comes. Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's ZENYATTA!"

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