Senior Hoof Care Considerations

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One of the benefits of working at a horse-related publication that’s situated less than 10 miles from Dorado’s barn is that I’m able to run to the barn during my lunch break should the need arise. On Tuesday, I made one such trip so our farrier could squeak Dorado’s reset in between all the horses on his agenda preparing for the Thoroughbred sales currently taking place. As it were, this is the second shoeing in a row that the sales have “gotten in our way.” Dorado really needs to work on timing his hoof care needs better! (Just kiddingÉ)

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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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