Important on so many levels.
Balance, integral to being a solid equestrian, yes? Or at least we’d like to think so.
I suppose I won’t try to claim being particularly balanced, mentally or physically. My mother called me ‘Grace’ as a kid, and I can assure you it was pretty ironically. I’m often amazed I manage to stay on top of the horse given my penchant for tripping over nothing more than air.
Morgane Schmidt is a 37-year-old teacher/artist/dressage trainer/show announcer/ who still hasn’t quite decided what she wants to be when she grows up. A native Floridian, she now lives in Reno, NV, where she’s been able to confirm her suspicion that snow is utterly worthless. Though she has run the gamut of equestrian disciplines, her favorite is dressage. She was recently able to complete 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 10-year-old Dutch gelding, and Milona DG, a 4 year old KWPN chestnut mare (you can make your own inferences there…). Visit her website at www.theideaoforder.com.