Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Tri-State (IA, WI, IL) area
Ahh, I guess by calling her old at 15, I just meant that she's my oldest horse and isn't aging quite as gracefully as some of my others have. I had a pony before that was 35, so I know she's still fairly young, but her previous owners used her as a barrel racer, and I've always heard that can be hard on their joints.
As far as building a shelter, we actually are attempting to get together resources to build a small stable/shelter, but with the ground frozen, and our property consisting of forest and rock on a jagged slope, building even a small shelter would cost much more than materials.
I am looking into getting a glucosimine supplement as many of you have suggested, however.