The Idea of Order: New Year’s Resolutions

…that are doomed from the start.

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Here’s to a Fabulous 2024…

…one where I’m just as awful as I currently am.

I’ll likely still be that fabulously unorganized, perpetually late, horse-obsessed, perfectionist ball of utter chaos you’ve all come to know and love. 😉

You’re welcome. And thank YOU all for your support and acceptance of my crazy. 😀 People say it’s not the destination, it’s the journey that matters. That seems especially true in the horse world. And so with that in mind, I hope you all enjoy each moment of the adventure to come in 2024 (I also hope someone has thoroughly lunged it before we all step on).


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