Knowing When to Retire Your Horse

Updated September 29, 2023

In this excerpt from an episode of Ask the Vet, Dr. Gray and SmartPaker Sarah talk senior horses and retirement. While there is no magic age at which every horse is ready to retire, they give you tips on how to know when it's time to call it quits vs. time to step down a level, and the importance of ongoing preventive care.

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