Go home, Pinterest, you’re drunk.
It’s that time of year again, when your horses start to resemble yaks and you have to fight back the tears when you think of the doom that is body clipping. Of course, with all the creative possibilities out there, perhaps at least you can find a way to make the entire process more amusing and less depressing (for you, anyway — your poor horse will likely be depressed regardless since you’re removing his coat and making him the canvas for your questionable art skills).
Morgane Schmidt Gabriel is a 32-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 now beastly 5-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.