From Indy Issue 75

June 4, 2019 by  

I'm a song and dance man. I howl in B-flat. I love to tap dance on the tile in the front hall, though I do my best dancing in front of the cupboard where the dog biscuits are stored. My best singing is done late at night when the coyotes stop by our place. We have a nice quartet performance at least once a week. Occasionally we're even on … Read more »

From Moshi Issue 75

June 4, 2019 by  

Jane says I'm too serious, and need to play more. She told me I should relax and enjoy life. I used to think she was crazy. I have lots of work to do, and I didn't think I should waste time playing around. Dressage is serious business ya' know, and I have to be PERFECT. But Jane taught me that dressage should be FUN first, and serious … Read more »

From Indy Issue 74

May 21, 2019 by  

Jones. Indiana Jones. Also known as Double-K-Nine. KK9! I'm a secret agent dog. Oops! I wasn't supposed to tell you that. Don't say anything! It will be our secret. I guess I'll have to deputize you as a Double H so you'll be obligated to keep quiet. Do you prefer yours shaken or stirred? I take mine diced with a touch of gravy. I'm on a … Read more »

From Moshi Issue 74

May 21, 2019 by  

I see blue sky, green grass, and yellow flowers. I can't see red apples as my eyes perceive the color red as deep gray. I've been told that it's because horses have a different eye structure from humans and can only see things in blues, yellows, and greens. My eyes don't have the cones to produce the colors red, purple, or orange. When you look … Read more »

From Indy Issue 73

April 16, 2019 by  

I have the most beautiful buff colored coat. It's soft and sleek in the summer, when I'm done shedding. Jane and Rhett like to brush me, making my silky hair shine. I love to be brushed. It's one of the loving things they do for me that helps me to know they love me. Do you have people in your life whom you love? I'll bet you do. How do you show … Read more »

From Moshi Issue 73

April 16, 2019 by  

Black and white. Yes and no. Up and down. Sickness and health. Positive and negative.... We live in a world of contrast. It's the duality of Nature that makes up our physical world. Without that contrast, we wouldn't be able to perceive. It's in knowing dark that we can recognize light. It's in being able to experience silence that we can hear … Read more »

From Moshi Issue 72

April 2, 2019 by  

Words have power. They have energy. They create a state of being in our minds. Horses don't use words, but we understand the energy behind what you say. You've probably heard the saying, "Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me." I say, the wounds from a stick or stone will probably heal, but the damage caused by the … Read more »

From Indy Issue 72

April 2, 2019 by  

The big gray barn cat got in my face today. She told me I was a brat. She swatted at my nose and scratched me bloody! I can't believe she did that! I was just trying to get her to run so I could chase her, like I do the bunnies. But no.. she said she is much too mature for my silly games. Silly games! My games aren't silly! I'm very serious … Read more »

From Moshi Issue 71

March 5, 2019 by  

Winning. What does that feel like to you? For me, I've "won" when I feel that flow through my body and everything comes together. I find it easy to feel flow when I'm cantering. I have a "winning" canter. It's my favorite gait. When Jane was first teaching me tempi changes, I lost that sense of flow until I had the muscle memory of changing leads … Read more »

From Indy Issue 71

March 5, 2019 by  

I had the most delicious breakfast today. It was a mixture of dog food and real meat. Yummm! It was so tasty! It was a great way to start the day. From there I went outside and chased a few bunnies. Then I came back in to sleep away the rest of the hot part of the day. After it cooled down, Rhett and I played catch. It was so much fun! I … Read more »