The Idea of Order: Ask Dr. B – ‘I Hate to Poop Under Saddle’

Equine advice columnist Dr. B is back with some arguably sound advice for a dressage horse who insists he is “too well bread and sopissticated” to go #2 while being ridden.

Illustrator Morgane Schmidt writes, “This week’s comic is a Guest Comic of sorts, written by my trainer, USDF Gold medalist and Sports Psychologist, Seana Adamson. If anyone’s equine partner would like to ask any questions of Dr. B, please visit Seana’s webpage at and she will be sure to pass them along. Feel free to visit her page for you own sports psychology needs too!”


Go Riding.

Morgane Schmidt Gabriel is a 30-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. She has completed both her USDF bronze and silver medals and is currently focused on bringing along Stormy, an APHA gelding, at PSG/I1 and introducing Willie, her coming four-year-old Dutch gelding, to the ways of the show world (though she tries not to be the one with the ‘harpy on a string’ in the warm-up ring). Generally speaking her life is largely ruled by Woody, a 14.2 hand beastly quarter horse, Willie, Stormy, The Husband, and writing gross grad school papers.  In her ‘free time’ (i.e. the time she should be sleeping) she draws horses. Visit her website at



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