The Idea of Order: How to Treat Your Horse’s Injury…

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Just a friendly reminder that there’s a reason we pay vets and not random wackadoos on the internet.
But before anyone gets their panties in too tight a bunch, let me preface this by saying I’m actually all for alternative medicines and modalities. I also think that if you can avoid drugs or invasive procedures then that’s probably a good thing. That being said, if there’s something seriously sketchy going on with your horse, it’s probably best to consult your veterinarian sooner rather than later. If nothing else, it will save you from going insane reading every article on the web about every possible, horrifying thing it *could* be (ask me how I know this). 😉


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