Elder horses and ponies

A horse's life can sometimes be quite intensive. Think of a sport horse that has still competed in Grand Prix dressage up to the age of 16, or was perhaps even active as a jumping horse. Fortunately, many stables still provide the ‘old ones’ a good place to spend their old age with their familiar companions. Older horses, just as in their 'more active' lives, require specific care in terms of care, feed and housing.


As a horse gets less exercise, it will need less concentrated feed. A good feed analysis is very important at this stage. At an older age, proteins become more and more essential in the dietary pattern. Their body needs these substances to remain their muscle building.

Older animals often suffer from wear and tear of the joints, just like us humans. Think of for example of osteoarthritis. 

By lubricating the joints, the horse will move more easily and further decay is often reduced to a minimum. In case of a lot of problems with a horse, a liquid product like Equi Flex HA can be chosen. This liquid variant will be absorbed faster by the body so the result will be visible faster. An alternative is the product in powder form: Equi Mobility Plus. A little cheaper in use and therefore more friendly to your wallet. 




The resistance of older horses rapidly decreases. As a result, they are more sensitive to diseases and coat changes. Especially the treatment of dull hair can sometimes take a considerable amount of time. By providing Flaxseed oil, your horse will start to shine from the inside out again. An alternative might be Prominent. Prominent is also referred to as the horse's engine oil. It supports the horse on all fronts!


It is logical to think that old horses should move less. However, exercise is the best thing! Of course the horse should not be overloaded, but grazing and fresh air are very important. And especially for elder horses, it is best to let them enoy THE GOOD OLD DAYS in a relaxed and calm way. To make this even more fun, you can simply place fun toys in the meadow or stable.

Linseed oil is available in many varieties.  But what is good and what is not?  Research shows that only the first COLD pressing of linseed oil keeps all natural ingredients remained. This type of Linseed oil has a better effect on your horse. Also ask for COLD PRESSED LINSEED OIL!


To support the digestive system, bowel function and skin and coat care.  Linseed Oil contains a high amount of essential  Omega 3 fatty acids for an optimal bowel function and a healthy digestion. It supports the skin and the coat gets a beautiful gloss.

Quality = Excellent!