Senior Horse Strategies

LATEST: Senior Horse Strategies Part 5: Exercise for the Senior Horse

In the fifth and final segment of the SmartPak Senior Horse Strategies presentation, Dr. Lydia Gray DVM explains the importance of exercise for the senior horse.



Miss the Earlier Segments on Senior Horse Strategies? Watch Below!

Senior Horse Strategies Part 1: How Old is Senior?

In the first part of her Senior Horse Strategies presentation, Dr. Lydia Gray DVM helps to define what really is “senior” when talking about horses.


Senior Horse Strategies Part 2: How Does the Body Change With Age

In the second part of the SmartPak Senior Horse Strategies presentation, Dr. Lydia Gray DVM explains what external and internal changes you may see in the senior horse.


Senior Horse Strategies Part 3: Improving the Senior Horse’s Diet

In the third installment of the SmartPak Senior Horse Strategies presentation, Dr. Lydia Gray DVM explains how diet can affect the senior horse and what you can do to help.


Senior Horse Strategies Part 4: Preventative Care

In the fourth segment of the SmartPak Senior Horse Strategies presentation, Dr. Lydia Gray DVM provides guidance on the types of preventative care you should be providing alongside your veterinarian.


Senior Horse Strategies Part 5: Exercise for the Senior Horse

In the fifth and final segment of the SmartPak Senior Horse Strategies presentation, Dr. Lydia Gray DVM explains the importance of exercise for the senior horse.

Lydia Gray, DVM MA, is the Staff Veterinarian for SmartPak. Prior to joining SmartPak, Dr. Gray served as the first-ever Director of Owner Education for the American Association of Equine Practitioners. She has authored numerous articles in publications such as The Horse, Horse Illustrated, Western Horseman and a variety of veterinary journals and magazines. Dr. Gray is also a frequent speaker at horse expos, veterinary conventions and other events. After graduating with honors from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine and receiving her Master's Degree in Interpersonal and Organizational Communication, she practiced at the Tremont Veterinary Clinic for several years. Dr. Gray is active in the American Veterinary Medical Association and Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association. She enjoys training and showing her Trakehner, Newman, in both combined driving and dressage, and is a USDF “L” Program Graduate (with distinction). Find Dr. Gray on Google+

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4 comments on “Senior Horse Strategies
  1. Ariane Reeves says:

    Fabulous series full of practical, easy to understand information. Thanks so much!

  2. Eden Jones says:

    I am so impressed with this series. Thank you for providing the information on the senior horse. My 25 yr old TB is doing well for his age and I want to help him continue in good health. Dr. Gray was very easy to listen to. I got a lot out of this series. Thank you very much.

  3. Deb Robinson says:

    What a great series! Heard some info that I already knew but learned a lot about my old gal. She is the anchor of our grandchildren’s horse training. This will allow be to pass that information on to them. Thank you so much!

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