From Moshi

December 3, 2019 by  

A friend of mine in Australia wrote to me this week, expressing her excitement about learning dressage after a career on the race track. She had been a bit discouraged at her progress because she was used to being successful on the track mostly by her strong will and a strong hand. Neither are very conducive to an artful picture of riding. Once she … Read more »

From Indy

December 3, 2019 by  

Yesterday I went swimming with my friend Chance, when I got a mouthful of water and nearly choked! It scared me for a minute. It hurt, and I couldn't breathe. Chance was worried too. He stayed right beside me and made sure I got out of the water okay. It was really nice of him. Chance is one of those fellows who is always there for me. He's a … Read more »

From Indy

November 19, 2019 by  

There are a bunch of new dogs at our Florida barn this year. I met a few of them yesterday. I felt a little shy and out of place. They've already bonded in a ''pack" and weren't sure they wanted me to join in. One of them snapped at me, and they all ran off leaving me standing alone. I struggled with hurt feelings and a sense of isolation. It … Read more »

From Moshi

November 19, 2019 by  

Focus. It's the most driving force in anyone's success. Oh sure...Occasionally there are successes that just fall into your lap. But that is incredibly rare. Focus is one of those things that creates opportunity. It creates a vibration of success. The energy of the Universe aligns with your vision, and you become unstoppable. I decided I wanted … Read more »

From Moshi

November 5, 2019 by  

What makes the difference between success and failure? Not reaching your goal is often as simple a matter as giving up too soon. I've seen this over and over in dressage competition. Someone has a bad day in the ring, and they give up in frustration. They get so upset they scratch from the rest of their classes. It may have been a simple … Read more »

From Indy

November 5, 2019 by  

Owwww...My tummy hurts! I found a dead mouse in the grass yesterday, and I ate it. Don't tell Jane! But I think it was rotten. My stomach feels like it's in knots. Ick. I'd better go eat some grass and see if my stomach will work in reverse. I know I'll feel better if I do. Owwwwww! I tend to react from instinct more than thought. My wolf … Read more »

From Moshi

October 22, 2019 by  

Sometimes things don't turn out the way you think they will. The disappointment can be tough to deal with. When I first heard I was moving to America, I thought I'd be in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade someday. But instead I'm headed to another dressage show. I could be upset, but it wouldn't help. I just have to find a way to let go of my … Read more »

From Indy

October 22, 2019 by  

Florida is the BEST! I just love all the water! Finding pools and ponds to swim in is the most fun part of being a dog. Jane doesn't like all the bugs in Florida, but it's a small price to pay for the warm weather and all the fun things to do! Rhett likes the green grass and not having to shovel snow every day. Jane likes that she can ride … Read more »

From Indy

October 8, 2019 by  

Oooo my tooth got tugged on today, and I'm really in pain! I accidentally hooked my big left canine tooth on Geoffrey's collar while we were playing, and it almost got pulled out. I think it's going to be okay, but it sure did hurt! Jane says I have to go to the doggie dentist. I hate the dentist. Do you? I hear most people really fear the … Read more »

From Moshi

October 8, 2019 by  

Honesty is an interesting concept. Most of us horses are truly honest. We don't know how to be any other way. But people, well, not so much. Most people believe they are honest. But often humans are simply justifying their behavior and calling it honesty. If they really looked at what was going on, they'd probably realize they were either … Read more »