The Idea of Order: Lunging at a Show
Really, it’s not you, it’s me….
If I am honest with myself I can attest to this occasionally happening. Sadly I am fairly sure that more often than not the lunging I do with The Beastlet has much more to do with me than him. I do maintain, however, that The Beastlet is a LIAR and will tell you he’s fine and does NOT need to play the ‘Circle Game’…and then you get on him and learn otherwise.
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 www.theideaoforder.com.
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