The Idea of Order: 60 Minutes of ‘Riding’
Not unless you have staff.
Or only if you start with almost twice that. While the cooler temps can be nice, this is one of the things that is mildly annoying about fall; it’s an awkward time of year where the grooming load increases, riding schedules get spotty due to random weather patterns and your horse is just starting to notice the brisk air. All this while daylight decreases. Also, it’s the harbinger of the doom that is winter, so there’s that grossness too.
Go Riding…after the catching, grooming, and lunging of course.
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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