The Idea of Order: Good Fences Make…

Excellent chew toys.

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Happy Hump Day, Fellow Equine Servants!

I hope everyone’s week is off to an excellent start, with minimal repair work and general quadruped caused chaos. ๐Ÿซฃ๐Ÿ˜…

This week’s repair list has been relatively mild: some broken hot-wire, a busted fence post, and a few mauled Dutch doors. Oh, and we’ve had the usual competition where all my animals compete to see who can have the most expensive date(s) with the vet.
Wilson currently is in the lead. ๐Ÿคจ

Anyhow, how are everyone else’s critters behaving?

Morgane Schmidt is, among many things, an equestrian who still hasnโ€™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.