Age-Defying Donkeys


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In a past life, now-18-year-old Dorado had two mischievous paddock-mates who kept him on his toes at all times: a pair of Miniature Donkeys called Russ and Lily. This plucky pair was notorious for thinking up ways to try to steal any feed they could, escaping through gates that you’d sworn you secured, constantly pestering their pasturemates, and, of course, waking the neighbors up as soon as they saw someone walking to the barn each morning to serve breakfast.

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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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