The Idea of Order: Famous Last Words…

Are usually ‘famous’ because they’re so incredibly fallible…

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There are many things horses will teach you. One of the most significant may very well be to take anything ANYONE in the equestrian world says with grain of salt.πŸ€”πŸ˜‚

This is largely because horse people tend to have somewhat…’fuzzy’ definitions of things.

For example, a horse that totes around complete newbies placidly and one that deviously launches them into the stratosphere could both be fairly termed ‘Husband Horses;’ it really all depends on how much the speaker likes said husband.😬

In this particular scenario my first question would most certain be, “Is your grandma a stunt rider?”

Also, let’s define β€˜ride.’


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 atΒ