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If you’re a regular reader of this blog, firstly, thank you! But secondly, you should know by know that 18-year-old Dorado is a giant weenie: He vigorously objects to cold and snow, reacts to little bumps and scrapes like you’d expect a horse to react to a broken leg, firmly believes that he must go in his box for at least part of the day É basically, he’d be dead in five minutes if he was forced to live like his wild ancestors did.

He might look like a giant blueberry, but Dorado stays comfortable as his fly sheet helps keep the irritating bugs away. is home to thousands of free articles about horse health care. In order to access some of our exclusive free content, you must be signed into

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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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