Fly and Other Insect Patrol for Senior Horses

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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.

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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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