The Idea of Order: Character building

What doesn’t kill you improves your sense of humor, right? That’s why horse people are the funniest folks in the world. Take Morgane Schmidt, for example.

She writes, “Horses teach us important life skills… I certainly know that I’ve embarked on many character building activities with each of my horses–some of which even taught me useful things (like to be aware of my surroundings and not to stand under the crap as it rains down).”


Go Riding.

Morgane Schmidt is a 29-year-old teacher/artist/dressage trainer/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. This year she was able to complete her USDF bronze medal and is now pursuing her silver. Generally speaking her life is largely ruled by Woody, a 14.2 hand beastly quarter horse, Willie, a gawky three year old Dutch gelding, and Stormy, her friend’s nearly all white paint gelding with a penchant for finding every mud hole and pee spot in existence. Visit her website at




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