The Idea of Order: The Perfectionist

If it’s not a 10, it’s basically a 0.

I guess if your kid is riding dressage that in itself is a fairly big clue they’re at least a little type A, but some are clearly more so than others. The below is an actual response from a twelve-year-old on a small 13.3 hand pony. This was, of course, complete with a loud sigh and legit eye roll. She was so dead serious it was hard not to laugh.

Go Riding!

Morgane Schmidt Gabriel is a 33-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 7-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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