The Idea of Order: Trail Riding BINGO!
You know you want to play this now.
Summer has officially begun which in Florida means it’s Dante’s Inferno by 7:oo am.
Rather than ring work, I suspect a few of you may be brave (daft?) enough to hit the trails for some ‘down time’ with your equine partners as a way to relax.
While I personally consider doing such a poor life decision (because really, who wants to end up in traction when their weenie dressage horse 180s at a leaf and does a dead run?), I have made an entertaining Bingo game for those of you bold enough to venture out and make it back to the barn.
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 www.theideaoforder.com.