From Endurance to Dressage
Since this post is about cookies, I have to continue with, the cookie crumbles. I won't know for sure until lunch though.
Izzy's lunch bucket is filled with entirely too much stuff. He gets:
Then I did a little more reading, just to remind myself of why I thought the flaxseed was worth it in the first place. While I don't necessarily see the benefits, I worried about what might happen if I stopped feeding it. Izzy looks so good right now that I decided it wasn't worth the risk. Is the milled flaxseed one of the reasons his coat is so shiny, or is it just because he's no longer rubbing himself raw thanks to the prednisolone? Either way, I reordered, and a new bag arrived last Thursday.
When the box was delivered, my husband asked if I had ordered a bag of bricks; the box was really heavy, especially for it's size. Nope, I told him. It's just a twenty-five pound bag of milled flaxseed. The few times I had previously ordered, I bought the 25 pound bucket. As the buckets started to pile up in the feed room, I realized I could order the product in a bag instead and just pour it into one of the buckets I already had. Doing so saves a few dollars as well.
With each bucket order, the company has always included a thank you note and a bag of chocolate chip cookies. When I poured out the bag of flaxseed, I didn't even both to look for cookies since the bag was fit as snugly into the box as a pillow in a pillow case. To my surprise, as the last of the bag slid out of the box, so did a mini bag of Famous Amos Chocolate Chip Cookies.
Along with the cookies was the thank you note. When I picked up the cookies, I laughed. The bag was as thin as a pancake. I do not know how the could have survived the journey. At some point, the cookies had to have been underneath the bag of flaxseed. I am not sure I'd want to eat a cookie that could survive that.
They're in my lunch bag today. I'll soon find out if I have cookies or just cookie crumbs.
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%: