From Moshi

December 12, 2017 by      0 Comments

I just love show season. I've worked all summer long to get ready for the winter shows in Florida. There’s something about the camaraderie of the horses and the people that make a show feel like a special party. Do you feel that way about showing? Not everyone does. Some people get really stressed at shows. They know they're being watched and … Read more »

From Indy

December 12, 2017 by      0 Comments

The great thing about being a dog is that I never worry about the future. I know my bowl will always be filled with food, I know water is available just for the asking, I have a nice pillow to sleep on, and that’s about all I need! In fact, I don't really need the pillow. The grass in the yard works just fine. When you really think about it, … Read more »

From Indy

November 28, 2017 by      0 Comments

Geoffrey and I had a fight today. I wanted to go to the pond, and he wanted to go hunt rabbits. I got mad and called him mean names. Then I picked up my ball and went to the pond without him. His feelings got hurt, and he went home. Geoffrey is my best friend. Even when I'm mad at him, I still love him. Now that he's at home and I can't play … Read more »

From Moshi

November 28, 2017 by      0 Comments

You're never going to get there. You're never going to get it all done. You're never going to reach the very top. There is no final destination. Do these statements tweak you a little? Are you certain if you just could get to Prix St.Georges and wear that cool shadbelly coat that your life would be complete? Are you sure if you just lost that … Read more »

Put your Horse in Front of your Leg

November 22, 2017 by      0 Comments

Make sure your horse reacts to light leg aids. Your goal is to “whisper” with your aids and have your horse “shout” his response—Not the other way around! To check that your horse reacts to light leg aids: Close both legs and see if he immediately responds with a surge from behind as if he’s going to do a lengthening. If he doesn’t, … Read more »

Breathe Through Fear

November 22, 2017 by      0 Comments

When you’re afraid, your breathing becomes rapid and shallow, and you might even find that you hold your breath. You can be sure that if you do this, you’ll transfer your tension to your horse. Deep breathing is one of the best and simplest fear busters you can use. Practice deep breathing by doing the following: As you inhale through your nose, … Read more »

From Indy

November 14, 2017 by      0 Comments

Indy

I once heard Rhett say, "If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will take care of themselves." My "job" in the Savoie family may not be as big or as complicated as Jane's or Rhett's, but my job is important just the same. Here's my job description: Be happy. Be happier. Share my joy with others by being happy. Remind Jane … Read more »

From Moshi

November 14, 2017 by      0 Comments

From Moshi

Lots of people talk to their horses, but not many actually listen in return. Have you noticed that? I have a way I talk to my farrier. When the leg I'm standing on gets tired, I asked him to give back the one he's hold up. I tug the foot a little bit against his hands to let him know. He's smart enough to listen to me, and he gives me my leg so … Read more »

From Moshi

October 31, 2017 by      0 Comments

There is a lot of water around here, where we live. Lots of Jane's friends have boats. One day a couple of people walked by my stall, talking about sailing. I heard one of them say to her friend, "smooth seas do not make skillful sailors..." I pondered that idea, and realized she was right. If you had a horse who never challenged you, always did … Read more »

From Indy

October 31, 2017 by      0 Comments

Today, I met a two-legged person who is just my size. I could look right into her eyes and see the joy she felt at my presence! She smiled at me like she really meant it. It made me feel so good inside! I really like her! Did you know that animals can read your mood, your attitude, and your intention? We KNOW if you're upset or pretending to be … Read more »