The Idea of Order: Ponies…

…so cute and fluffy on the outside; evil incarnate on the inside.

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This is a bit of a retread, comic wise, but I think it still holds true. I believe that ponies are the equine equivalent of used car salesmen; you think you’re getting the deal of a lifetime until you get home and then you realize you’ve mostly been taken for a ride (usually through a manure filled back pasture and over a few barbed wire fences along the way).

Go Riding!

Morgane Schmidt Gabriel is a 34-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

Photo (c) Michele Ting

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