From Endurance to Dressage
... and it wasn't Speedy G or Sydney. This time it was me! I spend a small fortune on equine pedicures and I always make time for the farrier no matter what inconveniences it might cause. Anything for my ponies, right?
My own pedicures are dirt cheap (I can get 10 pedis for one farrier visit) and they even include the massage chair and a foot massage! So why do I always seem to wait two months before I go back? The answer is that since I can't get a pedi and go to the barn on the same day something doesn't get done. The choice seems fairly obvious, doesn't it?
As I drove home from work on Friday afternoon, I just decided that I was due for an hour of total relaxation that didn't require the removal of horse hair and stink!
I am so glad I did. My feet feel great!
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%: