The Idea of Order: Show Prep

It isn’t just for your horse….
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Because sometimes it’s *you* who needs to do 40 laps before gracing the warmup ring. Being a consummate weenie myself, I can attest to this happening. I am fairly sure that more often than not the lunging I did with Wilson had much more to do with me than him. Ah well. Take no chances, right? ;)


Go Riding!

Morgane Schmidt 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 9-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