The Idea of Order: January 1st Is Coming…

Cue all the unreasonable, ill fated goals…
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After the first, the party’s over. It’s time for that whole painful process of getting your life back on track (or at least pretending that’s your goal for a month or so).😉

I know *I’m* more concerned with being prepared for show season than a day on the beach (of course, even as a Floridian, I’ve never been too keen on frolicking in ankle deep murk wondering what critters are touching me).

In all seriousness, whatever your New Year’s resolutions may be, I hope you achieve them. Best wishes for you all for 2022! 🙂

Morgane Schmidt is, among many things, an equestrian who still hasn’t quite decided what she wants to be when she grows up. Author of Life with Horses Is Never Orderly, she knows all about the madness that comes with the equine territory, having owned and competed horses in eventing and dressage for years. A lifelong fan of the classic equestrian cartoons penned by internationally renowned artist Norman Thelwell, she began her own comic series in 2011, sharing deftly funny reflections on life with horses on Horse Nation as well as her personal website. A native Floridian, she spent a decade in Reno, NV, where she was able to confirm her suspicion that snow is utterly worthless (she has since regained her sense and moved back to the Florida swamp). Though she has run the gamut of equestrian disciplines, her favorite is dressage. She has completed 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 11-year-old Dutch gelding, and Milona DG, a 5 year old KWPN chestnut mare (you can make your own inferences there…). Visit her website at