The Idea of Order: Snow…

AKA: White Doom.

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For non-horse people, snow is likely just one more beautiful sign that the holiday season is upon us. For myself, and I would wager many equestrians, snow is actually just a depressing omen of the extra work, copious mud, lack of daylight, and disgustingly frigid weather to come. Shockingly I’m not a fan.



Go Riding! After you defrost your mount!

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

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