The Idea of Order: Manure Jenga

Don’t lie, we all know you’ve done this.

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Greetings from the Rain-forest! It’s been a balmy 90ish degrees recently in the Sunshine State.
The seasonal equestrians are starting to flee the state like rats from a sinking ship. 🫣😂 So weird. I mean really, who doesn’t love heatstroke and sporting the *very best* sort of humidity induced 80s Big Hair?
But I digress….this week’s comic should be relatable. 🤔😅
May I present to you, Manure Jenga! Where Tetris, Jenga, and stubbornness all meet.
Much like the adult grocery game where you are *physically* unable to bring in the groceries in more than one trip–so you must load up both arms with 11 bags each, balance things on your head, under your chin, and then try to lift one overly bag-laden arm to actually open the front door — this equestrian game shows equally questionable judgement.🤣
And yet…on it goes.

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