20 Holiday Gifts for the Senior Horse that Has Everything

Holiday considerations for the older horse.
Holiday considerations for the older horse. Flickr.com - Dwight Sipler

Newsdate: Mon, December 04, 2017, 6:35 am
Location: PAW PAW, Michigan

It’s always nice to get your horse a little something for Christmas – whether it’s a new halter, blanket, or a bag of treats.

Senior horse gifts from the heart

Senior horse gifts from the heart

For the senior horse, chances are he may already have a lot of things, but for older horse some of the best gifts you can give him might be free, or at least, inexpensive.
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But for the senior horse, who has been owned for a while, chances are it may already have a lot of those things.  And for these older horse some of the best gifts you can get them might be free, or at least, inexpensive.

“Giving your senior horse something that makes them healthier and more comfortable is the best Christmas gift you can give,” says Laurie Cerny, editor of www.equineseniors.com

Many of the things compiled by www.equineseniors.con for this year’s “A Senior Horse’s Christmas Wish List” are gifts that will keep on giving the rest of the year. 

Cerny adds, “If the gift helps in keeping your senior horse more mobile, and or lessens the chance of illness or injury, the New Year will be all the more better.”

A Senior Horse’s Christmas Wish List

  1. A deeply bedded stall
  2. More free-turnout time and/or a run-in stall
  3. A fly mask light enough to see thru with enough room for my eyes
  4. A good massage, or for DIYers- a pair of  HandsOn Gloves                  
  5. A fly mask on windy days to keep dust/hay out of my eyes
  6. Low sugar treats that are good for me like Omega Fields Nibblers
  7. A good mobility supplement for my joints
  8. Dust free bedding and hay
  9. A warmed bit on a cold winter's day
  10. Less lounging in small circles and more in-hand walking/trotting
  11. A good fitting saddle
  12. An orthopedic saddle pad
  13. A dental check-up
  14. Smaller rations of hay fed several times a day
  15. A slow feed hay bag/net
  16. Clean drinking water 24/7
  17. Warm drinking water during the winter
  18. A horse trailer with a ramp (easier step-up/out for arthritic horses)
  19. Unconditional love                                                                    
  20. Understanding on the days I don't move as fast or well as a used to

www.equineseniors.com is devoted to the care and competition of equine senior horses.   Find more articles and resources on caring for the senior horse, as well as product reviews, at the website.

About the Author

Flossie Sellers

As an animal lover since childhood, Flossie was delighted when Mark, the CEO and developer of EquiMed asked her to join his team of contributors.

She enrolled in My Horse University at Michigan State and completed a number of courses in everything related to horse health, nutrition, diseases and conditions, medications, hoof and dental care, barn safety, and first aid.

Staying  up-to-date on the latest developments in horse care and equine health is now a habit, and she enjoys sharing a wealth of information with horse owners everywhere..