From Endurance to Dressage
If you've been following my rein saga over the past few days, you wouldn't be the only one. Apparently, the Riding Warehouse caught wind of it as well. Unless you never order anything online, you are already well aware of the awesomeness that is the Riding Warehouse.
I'll admit that I may be a bit biased as I carry around a proprietary air when it comes to this little corner of the horse world. I've been a customer of the Riding Warehouse since they operated out of a portable tent. Let's just say it's been so long that the internet had not yet been invented when they hung out their shingle.
And really, how can they be beat? Their shipping policy and rates are second to none. Since I live just two hours away, I get my packages the very next day, and if I shop wisely, I get that package shipped for free! And their customer service? No one comes even close. They make it right NO MATTER WHAT.
But you already know all this.
I order something from the Riding Warehouse at least once a month. I just ordered a new pair of rubber reins, bell boots, and a saddle pad. And then, because that didn't quite scratch my itch, I also ordered a new girth, but more on that in a day or two.
All of that means that I get frequent emails from the Riding Warehouse, so it was no surprise to see an email from them yesterday afternoon. When I opened the email, I was pleasantly surprised to read this:
Well now. Isn't that the coolest thing ever?! My favorite tack store will now be carrying my favorite reins. I like you well enough Bobby's Tack, but Micklem is still calling my name.
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%: