At the age of 40, he is thought to be the Island's oldest working horse. Equivalent
in age to a 120-
Tara arrived on a blanket. Her back-
All animals who are in work should have regular chiropractic check-
If your horse is healthy and fit, and is being brought back into work in his usual
routine, you may be see loss of performance or other problems that are just due to
age where hormonal changes can cause muscle loss. Age-
Your chiropractor will be able to tell you if your animal is moving sufficiently freely and is comfortable. If he is holding alignment well, then regular work will benefit him and perhaps he should not be let down at the end of the season.
For horses, you could consider changing his saddle as his back becomes more swayed, like an old man who's suits become too big and baggy.
Usually, the best advice is to change his job rather than retire him, as doing nothing is a message to him that he is no longer part of the pack or herd, and he is more likely to decline fast.