So before anyone gets their panties in too tight a bunch, let me preface this by saying I’m actually all for alternative medicines and modalities. I also think that if you can avoid drugs or invasive procedures then that’s probably a good thing. That being said, if there’s something seriously sketchy going on with your horse, it’s probably best to consult your veterinarian sooner rather than later. If nothing else it will save you from going insane reading every article on the web about every possible, horrifying thing it could be (ask me how I know this).
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 www.theideaoforder.com.