Another Year Older


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The week between Christmas and New Year’s Eve and day is one of my least favorite of the year. Why? Because on January 1, like all Thoroughbreds (and several other horse breeds), Dorado “officially” becomes another year older. This year, he celebrated his 17th birthday.

Age hasn’t slowed this horse down! Here, he prepares for a dressage test at 16 years of age. What will 17 bring? I can’t wait to find out

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Erica Larson, former news editor for The Horse, holds a degree in journalism with an external specialty in equine science from Michigan State University in East Lansing. A Massachusetts native, she grew up in the saddle and has dabbled in a variety of disciplines including foxhunting, saddle seat, and mounted games. Currently, Erica competes in eventing with her OTTB, Dorado.

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