From Moshi

November 29, 2016 by      0 Comments

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So much time is spent doing things we don't want to do, that we sometimes lose sight of why we do those things. But for those of us who work for a living, those activities are the price we have to pay to be able to do the things that fill our souls. If you are irritated that you had to go to work today, just think about the payoff you receive by … Read more »

From Moshi

November 8, 2016 by      0 Comments

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Dressage riders tend to be perfectionists. I've noticed that dressage riders are often very tough on themselves if things aren't exactly right. What if your ride today was just a tiny bit better than it was yesterday? Would that be enough? Jane tells people to invent reasons to celebrate. She knows that those "little bit betters" very quickly … Read more »

From Indy

November 8, 2016 by      0 Comments

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Going for a walk with Jane is one of my favorite things to do. We can walk for miles, just looking at new things and taking in the interesting smells. Jane likes to think when we walk. She comes up with some of her best ideas for her books and DVDs while quietly strolling down the long paths around where we live. Walking is a great way to … Read more »

From Moshi

October 18, 2016 by      1 Comments

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Horses think in pictures. Jane says that all super-achievers have developed the ability to clearly see what they want, in great detail, before they actually achieve it. I found learning the tempi changes very difficult. But Jane pictured what she wanted very clearly, and then I pictured what she wanted me to do very clearly, and we got it! Now I … Read more »

From Indy

October 18, 2016 by      0 Comments

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I want to be a Veterinarian. I hear that is a great job. I've met lots of horse doctors at the barn, and think they are a nice bunch of folks. I heard someone say that horses tend to colic, and sometimes they need surgery. So I got my favorite lobster toy and performed colic surgery the best way I knew how. Unfortunately, I didn't know how to … Read more »

Shoulder-In

October 11, 2016 by      2 Comments

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Shoulder-in is the father of all the advanced lateral exercises. What I mean by advanced lateral exercises are exercises like shoulder-in, haunches-in, half pass, walk pirouettes, and canter pirouettes. Shoulder-in does a lot of different things. It is a straightening exercise, a strengthening of the inside hind leg exercise, and a collecting … Read more »

How To Loosen The Poll

October 11, 2016 by      0 Comments

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  Here’s an exercise to supple your horse’s poll. Start in the halt on the rail so you can check that you're keeping your horse's body absolutely straight. If he's straight, his body is parallel to the rail from nose to tail. When you start to supple the poll, keep his neck parallel to the rail. The most common mistake is to bend the … Read more »

From Indy

October 4, 2016 by      0 Comments

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I just love going to the barn to see Moshi. Some of my friends like going to the barn too. I have one friend who is scared of horses. He thinks they are too big. My friends got together and decided to help him get over his fear by being supportive of even his smallest step toward a horse. We wanted to let him know that we are there for … Read more »

From Moshi

October 4, 2016 by      0 Comments

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Charley and I used to hang out a lot together. Then one day, Jane told me it was important to surround myself with positive influences. As you can see from his picture, Charley is a "the water bucket is half empty" kind of guy. He's negative about EVERYTHING! He's what Jane calls a "stinkin' thinker". So as hard as it was to do and as much … Read more »

From Indy

September 20, 2016 by      0 Comments

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I love to run. It is my favorite thing. I like to swim too. Maybe that is my favorite thing. No, on second thought, I love playing with Jane and Rhett. They are my favorite things. Hummm I'm not sure... now I'm confused. I'm pretty good at concentrating on one thing at a time. But I get distracted on occasion. Just for today I'm going to pick … Read more »