Let the negotiations begin!
As we start getting legitimately *brisk* mornings, it seems that my younger charges need just a bit more in the way of negotiating to keep their exuberance to a minimum. One of my favorite little jerks managed to take his very talented self on a self-guided field trip out of the arena and around the yard — cheeky bugger.
Morgane Schmidt Gabriel is a 36-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.