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Ep. 029: How to Feed a Senior Horse and When They Need to Be Fed Differently


Dr. Tania Cubitt


Hailing originally from Australia, Dr. Tania Cubitt is one of Standlee’s resident nutrition experts, with both technical and practical life experience. She has a PhD in Equine Nutrition and Reproduction from Virginia Tech and raises black angus cattle, along with a few goats in Virginia.

Katy Starr


From the western state of Idaho, Katy Starr works as a marketing consultant for Standlee Premium Western Forage, focusing on nutritional content. She has a bachelor’s degree in animal science and agribusiness from the University of Idaho, and partners with her husband in raising a small commercial cattle herd and their three girls.

Episode Details

On this episode, co-hosts Dr. Tania Cubitt and Katy Starr discuss: • When does a horse actually reach "senior horse" status? • Can senior horses with poor dentition still graze and when does that change? • How to know what type of forage, senior feed and supplements a senior horse needs And so much more about feeding senior horses so they can keep living their best lives! Have any topics you want to hear more about? Let us know at

Episode Notes

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Additional Resources:

  1. “Feeding the Senior Horse” nutritional white paper -
  2. “Teff Grass Pellets to the Rescue” – nutritional white paper -
  3. “What is the Right Kind of Forage for Your Horse?” nutritional white paper -




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