From Indy

July 28, 2015 by      0 Comments

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Wow! I got lots of email about Lobby! Thanks to your suggestions, I did find him! So many of you were close and a few of you were right on! Thanks for your help! Jane and I found him in the truck! He could see the sky through the windshield but never felt the rain. He was in something metal, and I couldn't open it without Jane's help. But once … Read more »

From Moshi

July 28, 2015 by      0 Comments

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Who are you? Who are you, REALLY? Being who you really is not an easy task. I'm a Friesian, born in Holland, and imported to the USA. I'm different from most horses in that I have feathered legs. Some of the horses at the barn tease me about it, calling me an old work horse. It used to bother me, but then I heard Jane say something really … Read more »

From Moshi

July 14, 2015 by      0 Comments

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I'm a people whisperer. A Moshi Level Five People Whisperer, to be exact. Fellow horses come to me when they are confused by their people and ask what their person really meant by their crazy people language. These poor confused horses say things like, "my person says she's the boss when on my back by directing where we go, but then moves her feet … Read more »

From Indy

July 14, 2015 by      0 Comments

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I ate the cat. Okay.. that's not true, but there are times when I wish I could. She makes me so mad! We've called a truce, but I'm still upset. She said she would tell me where Lobby, my stuffed lobster, is hiding, if I promise to catch a rabbit for her. The problem is, I don't actually catch the rabbits. I just chase them. I declined. Getting … Read more »

How To Discourage Pulling

July 6, 2015 by      0 Comments

Does your horse yank you out of the saddle every few strides? If you find that happening in the walk and canter, first make sure you’re following the natural forward and back motion of your his head and neck. You don’t want to block your horse with stiff elbows. If you don’t follow his neck motion by opening and closing your elbows, he might be … Read more »

Note from Jane – July 2015

July 6, 2015 by      0 Comments

Hi Guys! Hope you’re having a great summer! A lot of you have asked how Moshi is doing after his tendon surgery. He’s doing great! He’s in rehab at the Hassinger Clinic in Aberdeen, NC. He’s coming along nicely and enjoying his therapy time on the Aquatread! Keep those positive Moshi vibes coming! … Read more »

Collection and Extension

July 6, 2015 by      0 Comments

People are often confused about which comes first-extension or collection. In other words, is it better to extend your horse’s gaits and then ask him to collect? Or should you shorten your horse, and then ask him for more power to extend? Here’s the “rule”. Collection comes first. Extension develops out of collection. You “coil the … Read more »

From Moshi

June 9, 2015 by      0 Comments

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Two brains. That's right, I have two brains. So do you. The difference is, you have a bundle of nerves called the corpus collasum between the two halves of your brain that lets the sides chat. My brain doesn't have that. It's true that my brain, or brains, have a very difficult time talking to each other. For a horse, this means I have to be … Read more »

From Indy

June 9, 2015 by      0 Comments

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Thank you, to all of you who sent your ideas about where the cat hid my stuffed toy friend, Lobby the Lobster. I've not found him yet, but I think we're getting closer. Some of you said you thought he was on the roof. Rhett got a ladder and climbed up to check but Lobby wasn't there. We also checked on top of the refrigerator, under the … Read more »

From Moshi

May 26, 2015 by      0 Comments

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A terrible thing happened today, and I'm really struggling to get over it. There was a loud hissing sound that hit my nervous system with a scream that said, "RATTLE SNAKE!" I was so startled, I jumped sideways really hard and fast, and unseated Jane! Her off balance body clinging to my side triggered, "MOUNTAIN LION!" in my brain. So, I bucked. … Read more »