The Idea of Order: Embrace the Suck

In all aspects of life, but particularly horses.

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Training horses is a truly rewarding endeavor…except, of course, when it’s not. But those sucky moments are all part of the challenge that helps us grow both as people and equestrians so I suppose we should embrace them (or at least resign ourselves to the reality of them. ;) )

And on that note, Lauren Sprieser actually has a lovely blog she just posted on this very topic; you can check it out here. It was actually the inspiration for this week’s comic.

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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