From Endurance to Dressage
I go back to work today …
My vacation plans included riding every day and getting my truck and trailer squared away for the upcoming show and clinic season. This is what happened last ...
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Well, after cleaning the inside of the living quarters and then the outside, I couldn't stand that the horse compartment was so poopy. So I cleaned it before my vacation was over.
This is why I don't have a bucket list or a list of written goals for the year. I have pretty serious OCD tendencies so anything that is written down must be checked off. Seriously. I will make myself physically ill (or die trying) in an attempt to clear my list.
Even with no list, the idea that my trailer was clean except for the horse compartment was simply more than I could stand. So I dragged out those ~*^%$#^& mats and scrubbed the floor clean. I also scrubbed both sides of the mats. Those mats must weigh close to 75 pounds each.
It was exhausting work, but it really needed to be done. And with a fresh layer of shavings on the floor, the trailer is now truly ready for the 2014 season.
Yah for obsessive compulsive disorder behavior?
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%: