From Endurance to Dressage
Unfortunately, my reset button is not as easy to find as is Speedy's. All I have to do with him is go for a walk and maybe do some hand grazing. Button reset.
Over the weekend, my migraines made a hugely painful comeback. Without sharing too much, I've been seeing a neurologist regularly, I've been through a battery of tests, and I am on a variety of medications. The neurologist has signed me up for a recently approved injection for migraine prevention, but it's not here yet.
Before you ask, yes, I've asked him about that, also that, and surprisingly even that. There isn't a cure for migraines; believe me, I've asked, and what works for one person doesn't necessarily work for another.
So as I battle through this round, please excuse my radio silence. Hopefully I'll be back in a few days.
About the Writer and Rider
I am a lifelong rider.
I began endurance riding in 1996 where I ultimately completed five, one-day 100 mile races, the 200-mile Death Valley Encounter, and numerous other 50, 65, and 75 mile races. I began showing dressage in 2010.
Welcome to my dressage journey.
About Speedy G
Speedy went from endurance horse to dressage horse. After helping me earn a USDF Bronze medal in the summer of 2020, he is now semi-retired. Speedy is a 2004, 15'1 hand, purebred Arabian gelding. His Arabian Horse Registry name is G Ima Starr FA.
Izzy was started as a four-year old and then spent the next 18 months in pasture growing up. I bought him as a six-year old, and together, we are showing at the lower levels. He is a 2008, 16'3 hand warmblood gelding. His Rheinland Pfalz-saar International (RPSI) name is Imperioso.
National Rider Awards
State Rider Awards
State Horse Awards
CDS Sapphire Rider Award
Third Level: 63.514%
Third Level: 62.105%
2023 Show Season
(r) Ride-a-Test Clinic
2023 Show Schedule
2023 Completed …
2023 Qualifying Scores
Regional Adult Amateur Competition (RAAC)
Qualifying Training Level
3 Scores/2 Judges/60%: