Fun with Fall Friskies

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We’ve been incredibly fortunate here in Lexington to have summer stick around as long as it did this year. But in the past week temperatures have fallen drastically, which has left many of the horses at our barnÑour precious seniors includedÑwith a serious case of the friskies.

Despite the fact that Dorado seems to have a permanent case of the friskies, he’s famous for his antics when the temperatures start their descent. Once the really cold weather arrives he settles down (read: he hates cold and spends the entire winter dreaming of spring), but if the past few years have any bearing on what’s in store this year, I’ll have my hands full for the next month or so.

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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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