From Moshi

March 10, 2015 by      0 Comments

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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

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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 »

Keep Your Pelvis in “Neutral” to Find Good Balance

March 6, 2015 by      3 Comments

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Horseback riding is all about balance and staying centered. You always want to keep your horse in good balance for his stage of training no matter what your discipline. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a dressage rider, a western pleasure rider, a trail rider, or an event rider. Correct balance is essential to effective riding because the center … Read more »

How To Ride Good Corners

March 6, 2015 by      0 Comments

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Rule of Thumb No matter what level you’re doing, you have to ride corners. The general rule for riding corners is that you don’t have to go any deeper into the corners than the smallest circle done at each level. The smallest circle you’re asked to do at First Level is a 10-meter circle. That means you need to get into the corner to the depth … Read more »

From Moshi Issue 71

February 24, 2015 by      0 Comments

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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

February 24, 2015 by      0 Comments

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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 10, 2015 by      0 Comments

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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 10, 2015 by      0 Comments

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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

January 20, 2015 by      0 Comments

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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

January 20, 2015 by      0 Comments

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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 »