Life with Horses Is Never Orderly – Morgane Schmidt
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"Morgane Schmidt has produced an amusing book, based on her experience of and love for a special animal, interspersed with a mass of comical illustrations. My father would have been delighted to know that he had been one of the inspirations for the creation of Life with Horses Is Never Orderly." --David Thelwell, Illustrator
"From adventures with baby Warmbloods to doom squash to more desperate medium trots, Morgane Schmidt has a clear grasp on the insanity of our lives with these crazy creatures. Life with Horses Is Never Orderly will help the horse-crazy, bipedal predators of the world laugh through the pain of our day-to-day horsey existence (which is good, because it will help keep us from crying)." --Lauren Sprieser, Grand Prix Dressage Trainer and Competitor and Award-Winning Blogger
"It's just delightful to flip through and cackle to yourself over every totallyrelatable scenario. ...[It] would make a great gift for just about any horse owner you know." --Heels Down Spark News
"The book offers lots of amusing notes that horse lovers will enjoy. ...Something for the horse crazed reader of all ages within the pages. Cartoon artwork is high quality and lifelong horse woman Schmidt brings her developed sense of humor to the text. A fun and engaging read. Recommended." --Catskill Horse
"Schmidt certainly understands the crazy times of life with horses, having owned and competed horses in eventing and dressage for years. And she certainly knows how to bring humor to the most maddening and frustrating situations." --Mid-South Horse Review
About the Author
Morgane Schmidt is a native Floridian who has spent nearly a decade living in Reno, Nevada, where she has in fact confirmed her suspicion that snow is utterly worthless. She started her comic, "The Idea of Order," way back in 2011 while bored out of her mind in Clovis, New Mexico. The comic was inspired by the equestrian favorite "Thelwell" series and named as an allusion to Wallace Stevens' poem, "The Idea of Order at Key West." Given that horses are inherently entropy despite one's best efforts, the title seemed amusingly fitting.
Although Schmidt has run the gamut of equestrian disciplines--including a short stint as an eventer before she admitted to herself that she was a weenie--her favorite is dressage as it suits her masochistic, marginally OCD, perfectionist tendencies. To date she has completed her USDF bronze and silver medals and is currently working on her gold. Her life these days is largely ruled by Woody, a 14.2-hand snarky Quarter Horse; Willie, a charmingly cheeky KWPN gelding; Milona DG, a four-year-old-KWPN chestnut mare (you can make your own inferences there); and Bowie, a Great Dane with a personality as unwieldy as he is.
|Nakladatel:||Kenilworth Press (2022)|
|Rozměry:||20.32 x 1.27 x 22.86 cm|