Here at TheHorse.com, we’re counting down the minutes until we can welcome a new year with a midnight toast. But before we jump into 2013, we’ve taken a few minutes to tally TheHorse.com’s most popular blog posts of 2012. Did your favorites make the list? Be sure to share your thoughts in the following blogs’ comment sections.

The Horse 911–Top 4 Mistakes Responders Make During Equine Emergencies
When emergency responders arrive at the scene of an urgent situation involving a horse, surely everything will go smoothly, right? Not necessarily. While many emergency situations are resolved without incident, emergency responders might not always understand how to best deal with horses. Here are the top four mistakes they can make when working with equids.

Old Horses: Better With Age–For the Love of Old Horses
Many horse people–from veterinarians to caretakers–will tell you that horses are living longer today than ever before, largely thanks to a combination of improved nutritional options for elder equines and advancements in veterinary technology. But with age and experience, I’ve learned, come health problems, new concerns, and an odd behavior here and there.

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