The Idea of Order: ‘Stressage’

The honestly named cousin of ‘dressage.’
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I’m not going to lie, I creep the shitedressageunited Facebook page. I saw quite a few people refer to our lovely sport as ‘Stressage,’ and it got me wondering what exactly the definition of that would be.  A few glasses of wine later and BEHOLD, I give you STRESSAGE. You’re welcome.😉
*Additionally, the image for this comic was inspired by a few posted by some of the lovely members there. Thank you guys for sharing — you make my day.

Go Riding!

Morgane Schmidt is a 37-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