The Idea of Order: Happy Turkey Day…?

Turkey a little dry? Green bean casserole a little burnt around the edges? Morgane Schmidt reminds us that it could be much, much worse.

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Things to be thankful for usually include me not cooking. I guess Woody trying to cook might be worse though. Maybe. Only because he doesn’t have opposable thumbs. But seriously though, I hope you all have a wonderful holiday, sans flaming turkeys or visits to the ER (TRUE stories!), and that you get to spend time with those you love.


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

Photo by Tamra Torti


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