The Idea of Order: Anyone Else Getting Lumps of ‘Pony Coal’?

You know what I’m talking about.

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I’m fairly certain if Santa were to poll my horses they would all agree that I’ve been particularly naughty this year (what with all that riding and training business, muzzles, spurs, and depriving them of the copious amounts of food they believe they deserve). Guess it’s a good thing they don’t get to voice their opinions. ;)



Go Riding!

Morgane Schmidt Gabriel is a 31-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 was recently able to complete her USDF bronze and silver medals and is currently working on her gold. Generally speaking her life is largely ruled by Woody, a 14.2 hand beastly quarter horse, Willie, a gawky 4-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

photo by Tamara Torti

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