Riding vs. Chores

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I’ve come to believe that height of weeds on a horse property is directly proportional to the amount of time the property owner has recently spent in the saddle. In fact, I’ve personally tested this theory and the results are, well, conclusive:

While my dressage horse, Marathon, has a show-ready counter-canter and my trail horse, Jack, is now bravely heading into the desert while leaving his notorious spook-and-spin at home, the tumbleweeds and cheat grass have firmly taken root and, it feels, over my life

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Michelle Anderson is the former digital managing editor at The Horse. A lifelong horse owner, Anderson competes in dressage and enjoys trail riding. She’s a Washington State University graduate and holds a bachelor’s degree in communications with a minor in business administration and extensive coursework in animal sciences. She has worked in equine publishing since 1998. She currently lives with her husband on a small horse property in Central Oregon.

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