Hurry Up and Wait

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If I had things my way, our horses would stay in their prime foreverÑthey’d never get old or develop any number of age-related health conditions. Of course, this isn’t the case, and in a way it’s a good thing simply because old horses rock!

But, unfortunately, they’re still susceptible to a number of health issues that could impact their golden yearsÑto me, it’s almost like a “hurry up and wait” scenario to see which conditions each horse develops and when. And in the past week, one of my older horses showed me something I’ve been waiting for, and another gave me something new to worry about.

Jessie’s swollen eye got better, but it didn’t resolve completely. That’s when she was diagnosed with uveitis

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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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