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 »

From Moshi Issue 83

September 24, 2019 by  

Responsibility. It's a big part of life. Jane tells her students that their horses should be responsible for their own gaits. They shouldn't repeatedly ask or nag at their horses, or they'll just get tuned out and ignored. She says your horse should respond to the first request, and should maintain his or her gait until asked to do something … Read more »

From Indy Issue 83

September 24, 2019 by  

I got in trouble today. I was home alone when I smelled the most wondrous smell! I know I shouldn't, but I put my paws up on the kitchen counter and there it was! An entire chicken! It was frozen, but it smelled so good! Before I could stop and think about what I was doing, I grabbed it and pulled it onto the floor. I shredded the plastic and was … Read more »

From Moshi Issue 82

September 10, 2019 by  

I had trouble sleeping last night. I'm about to start the new show season, and I started fretting about being ready. Now that I'm showing at Grand Prix, I'm worried that I won't be able to keep up with the up and coming younger horses. Then I realized that I had put my negative musings into a future that's not here yet. I always pride myself at … Read more »

From Indy Issue 82

September 10, 2019 by  

I love to wrestle. It's so much fun. I love to play with my dog friends, but I especially love to wrestle with Jane. I'm very careful with my teeth, because I know they can hurt her. Friends don't hurt friends. At least, not on purpose. Have you ever been hurt by a friend? It's so much more painful than being hurt by a stranger. That's … Read more »