The Idea of Order: Lunging at the Show…
Perhaps the most questionable aspect.
After a brief stint this weekend where Florida lost its mind and pretended to have winter (AGAIN), it looks like we will be heading back to the hot, humid, muggy 80s this week.
I am so excited. 🤣 Hopefully those of you in those questionable areas that actually have winter are also starting to thaw a bit (never fear, the Snud season is almost upon you!).
Anyhow, this week’s comic reflects on the fact that just because your horse *appears* to be sitting chilly at the show, does not actually mean he is…sometimes those show nerves just offer a veneer of calm over the rollicking ball of equine anxiety. (TLDR: It’s a TRAP 😅)
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 12-year-old Dutch gelding, and Milona DG, a 6 year old KWPN chestnut mare (you can make your own inferences there…). Visit her website at www.theideaoforder.com.