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 F. Gray, DVM, MA SmartPak Staff Veterinarian and Medical Director Dr. Lydia Gray has earned a Bachelor of Science in agriculture, a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM), and a Master of Arts focusing on interpersonal and organizational communication. After “retiring” from private practice, she put her experience and education to work as the American Association of Equine Practitioner’s first-ever Director of Owner Education. Dr. Gray continues to provide health and nutrition information to horse owners through her position at SmartPak, through publication in more than a dozen general and trade publications, and through presentations around the country. She is the very proud owner of a Trakehner named Newman that she actively competes with in dressage and combined driving. In addition to memberships in the USDF and USEF, Dr. Gray is also a member of the Illinois Dressage and Combined Training Association (IDCTA). She is a USDF “L” Program Graduate and is currently working on her Bronze Medal. 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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