Or the lack-thereof. Whatever the case may be.
Ah, if only our equine partners could understand language and possessed verbal skills (although, to be frank, even though other humans have verbal skills, I can’t say we’re all doing a bang up job communicating with each other, particularly these days). While I’m certain I’d rather not have to hear how measly their rations are or how they’d prefer not to work today thank-you-very-much, it would be nice if we could just explain to them verbally exactly what we’re trying to get them to do. I’m sure it would clear up quite a bit for all of us involved.
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 10-year-old Dutch gelding, and Milona DG, a 3 year old KWPN chestnut mare (you can make your own inferences there…). Visit her website at www.theideaoforder.com.