The Idea of Order: A Valentine’s Day Poem from my Mare

She’s a regular Margaret Atwood here…

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Happy Heart-Shaped Everything Day!🩷❤️💘
Please enjoy this example of literary genius that is a Valentine’s Day Poem from my Mare…😘 I mean really, nothing says ‘I love you’ quite like not being launched into the stratosphere.
Being the chaos that I am, I shall be spending it with The Red Dragon, Wilson, and the doggos. They’re not very good at bringing chocolate and flowers, but I won’t hold it against them. 😂

I do hope everyone has a lovely day in the company of someone they love (critters and yourself count)!



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 14-year-old Dutch gelding, and Milona DG, a 7 year old KWPN chestnut mare (you can make your own inferences there…). Visit her website at

Milona DG and I. Photo (c) Q2 Photography.