Sometimes Horse Age is Just a Mindset


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We all love old horses. The ones that carted us around in their (and our) younger days and pilot young riders around the farm, putting up with all the associated shenanigans without batting an eye. The ones that babysit your younger horses, teaching them equine etiquette and providing companionship at the same time. The ones that seem forever young and still accompany us to competitions, trail rides, clinics, and more.

Photo: Erica Larson

We all adore our senior horses. But every now and then, weÑor, I do, at leastÑhave a moment when you realize just how old they are

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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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