From Moshi Issue 72

March 19, 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

March 19, 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 »

From Indy

February 19, 2019 by  

It was a sleepy day today. It was so hot I just didn't feel like doing much of anything. Fortunately, Jane and Rhett were busy with other things so they didn't mind me sleeping the day away in the nice cool house. I just love my soft bed in the hallway! But now it's night and I can't sleep. I slept so much today that I'm totally rested and … Read more »

From Moshi

February 19, 2019 by  

I was watching my favorite barn cat try to catch a miller moth today. She was so determined to catch that flitty creature! I couldn't help but chuckle inside when she'd leap from a hay bale and try to grab the thing, midair. She never did catch it. Watching her try so hard made me think about all the things we want to do with our lives that we … Read more »

From Indy Issue 69

February 5, 2019 by  

I ate a mouse today. ICK. I didn't really mean to. I was playing in the grass and the thing jumped out of the tall brush right in front of me. Instinct took over and I lunged at it. I didn't consciously mean to catch it, but somehow I did. And before I knew it, I'd swallowed it whole. I'm feeling really bad about it, for a couple of reasons. … Read more »

From Moshi Issue 69

February 5, 2019 by  

She likes me! She likes me! I'm so excited! That new mare told her friend that she really thinks I'm pretty neat. She said I had the most handsome face and cutest butt in the barn. I was blushing pink through my black hair. I'll admit it's true... I do have a nice big, round hip. It's one of my best attributes. There's a joke I hear in the barn … Read more »

From Moshi

January 22, 2019 by  

Setting boundaries is a hot topic among horse people. I've heard the trainers at the barn tell their students that they need to establish firm, fair, consistent boundaries with their horses. It's absolutely necessary when you're dealing with an animal who's five to ten times your size. We horses like having boundaries. It's true. One of the … Read more »

From Indy Issue 68

January 22, 2019 by  

I'm a tease. I confess. I love to play hide and seek. I get a big kick out of taking things away from my friends and then encouraging them to chase me. It's a lot of fun! My friends get it that it's just a game. They do the same with me. Sometimes I'm the chaser, and sometimes I'm the chasee... Having fun is very important to me. I play hard, … Read more »