The Idea of Order: Cause for Alarm
Or at least according to my baby warmblood.
I mean, work is admittedly a bit of a drag sometimes but I think perhaps my horse takes it a bit too personally. The Beastlet is quite content to schlep around doing stretchy work or walking on a long rein — even with the million heavy trucks, cars, and motorcycles that rampage along the miniature highway next to our ring — without so much as even a glance. But pick him up and go to work and suddenly even the AIR is cause for spooking.
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.
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