Gerihorse.com will be closing its website this spring. We want to thank all of our owners for retiring their beautiful horses with us for so many years. Many of our geriatrics are still with us — well into their twenties with a few in their thirties. Gloria, our first retiree, lived to be over thirty-five. We will continue to care for our current oldsters to the best of our knowledge and with the help of our veterinarian. Many caretakers have helped us over the years. We cannot thank them enough for loving our horses and their tireless effort. Our farm gate is still open; however, we are headed into a new direction of breeding Welsh ponies. Check out Gerihorse’s timeless photo gallery, throughout the years, taken by our photographer Nancy Stewart. It has been a joyous ride! Long live the geriatric horse!About the Farm
The golden years are filled with creaky bones and a wandering mind. Chewing is difficult because the teeth of geriatric horses in their twenties and thirties are worn down and sometimes missing. Digestion is much slower and so is motility. Older horses never seem to drink enough and easily become dehydrated. A complete senior feed coupled with rice bran for the hard keeper and sometimes beet bulp seem to work best. It’s tricky for the geriatric horse to chew hay, swallow it without choking and process it without impaction or diarrhea. Ahh the golden years….. Please click on the button below for more information on Geriatric Horse Care.