The Idea of Order: Never tempt the cross-country gods
Wise event riders know that you mustn’t take any cross-country jumps for granted–ESPECIALLY the ones that look like a piece of cake. Morgane Schmidt explains why.
About the Artist
Morgane Schmidt is a 28-year-old teacher/artist/rider/show announcer who still hasn’t quite decided what she wants to be when she grows up. A native Floridian, she now lives in Reno, NV, where she’s been able to confirm her suspicion that snow is utterly worthless. Though she has run the gamut of equestrian disciplines, her favorite is dressage and her plans this year in include pursuing her USDF bronze medal. Visit her website at www.theideaoforder.com.
About the Art
So I thought I would share this little bit of ‘art’ for those of you whose sense of humor may be as warped as mine. A bit of background as to the inspiration for this piece. The Fiance is super supportive of my horsey habit: he understands why the car smells like Effax and horse sweat, he tolerates the washer–having been a recipient of my dirty saddle pads and sheepskin boots– leaving a film of horsey hair and scum on his nice clothes, he even understands my sketchy house cleaning skills and why I come home from the barn smelling totally gross. But one thing that completely skeeves him out is my leaving hair in the shower drain (or stray hairs in the shower at all). So, being me, and unable to take anything as seriously or help myself, I tried to “beautify” the drain hair by making it a work of equine art. I think I did a pretty good job (The Fiance remains speechless on the matter).
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