Back to Work after Summer Vacation


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Sometimes, try as you might, it’s nearly impossible to keep your horse on the work schedule you’d like to. You know, when like annoying health ailments (both equine and human), the fact that there really are only 24 hours in a day, and out-of-town commitments result in an unplanned vacation for your trusty steed. And at the end of that vacation, you’re faced with the task of bringing said steed back into work, which is its own challenge when you’re dealing with an aging horse.

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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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