The Idea of Order: Your Planner vs Your Horse’s

*Hint* One of us has it a lot easier…

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There’s so much here that I’m not even sure what the most significant thing is to aim my snarkiness at — the coddled nature of our beasts? The time and money sink that they inevitably are? The fact that most equestrians would likely bleed out before seeing a doctor but if Dobbin has a hang nail they call the vet, the farrier, and a priest to fix it? We’re certainly a… dedicated bunch!


Go Riding!

Morgane Schmidt Gabriel is a 35-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) Tamara with the Camera

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