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One of my favorite things about 18-year-old Dorado is that he has no clue, whatsoever, that he’s a day over 7 or 8. But at the same time, the most nerve-wracking things about 18-year-old Dorado is that he has no clue that he’s a day over 7 or 8 or that his body won’t be able to keep up with his brain someday.

We’ve had some pretty brutal weather here in Kentucky lately, so when our local meteorologist said we’d have two sunny, mild days last weekend, nearly every rider made a beeline to their horses and tacked up. The barns were especially full because the next week’s forecast included several single-digit days with below zero wind chillsÉnot ideal riding weather!

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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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