Like people, horses are living longer these days, making their care a special challenge. The older horses can be an exceptionally good value — his experience, bloodlines, and training a great asset. This book helps the horse owner keep the animal in his prime and deal with his special needs.Eleanor M. Kellon, noted veterinarian and author, presents information about purchasing, caring for and conditioning older horses. She discusses their special problems and dealing with their retirement. Includes detailed charts for feeding and de-worming; care for aging broodmares; and special attention needed for the various physiological systems of an older horse. This is an invaluable aid to everyone with an older horse or considering the purchase of a veteran performer.