From Endurance to Dressage
What's in the Box?
I don't know a single horse girl who doesn't receive regular deliveries of equine related products. And if she's smart, she has Amazon Prime. We get something delivered at least once a week.
When I saw a box sitting patiently alongside the house - Yellow Dog chews so there's a sign directing the delivery person to leave things on the LEFT SIDE OF THE HOUSE, I rubbed my hands in delight.
I eagerly pulled out my package-opening scissors and cut the tape.
I order so frequently that I often can't remember which box is due which day. The day before this box, there was a huge box, and for the life of me, I couldn't remember what I had ordered that would come in such a huge box. It was two new skillets.
Saline solution. Yes, I know it's not worth getting excited about, but my supply was running low. Given how often my horses try to poke an eye out, I thought I had better stock up before it was an emergency.
My Public Service Announcement for the week: have saline solution on hand!
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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%: