From Endurance to Dressage
I need this. If I couldn't actually get to the chips, almonds, quesadillas, what-have-you, I might be able to drop these pesky 20 (30!) pounds.
I've had this portable rack for many years, but it was finally relegated to outdoor storage when I moved to the ranch. It has proven quite useful though for keeping the ants out of my buckets as my beet pulp soaks.
Now that Speedy has free range of the ranch while I groom and tack up and putter around, he's getting a behind the scenes look at how things run.
He stood there for quite some time trying to get his nose in the buckets. He's a pretty polite fellow though, so he never got pushy, but he was quite puzzled over how this thing was supposed to work.
Thumbs, I told him, thumbs.
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%: