From Moshi

January 3, 2017 by      0 Comments

It's hard for me to imagine Jane with another horse. She's MY person, and I'm pretty possessive of her. I know she's partnered with lots of horses before I came to her life, but I can't imagine her with anyone but me. I noticed Jane was a bit melancholy the other day, and then heard her say that her former mount, Woody, had passed away. Woody … Read more »

From Indy

January 3, 2017 by      0 Comments

I was really hungry this morning. I mean REALLY hungry. I was so hungry I could have eaten a riding boot! But I remembered that I'm not supposed to do that anymore. I wandered around the house and found Rhett in his office. I asked him for a biscuit, but he didn't hear me. He was so intent on editing video he didn't notice that I was at his side … Read more »

From Indy

December 13, 2016 by      0 Comments

I love my friends. We may look like we are fighting sometimes, but it is all in fun and play. We like to roll around the pretend to bite each other, but we are not trying to hurt anyone, we're just having a good time. I have a new friend at the barn! His name is Geoffrey. He's so much fun to be with! I tease him because he has curly hair. I … Read more »

From Moshi

December 13, 2016 by      0 Comments

The world sure is an interesting place. There is so much to see and to do. And there can be a lot of things to be afraid of. I'm afraid of fire, skunks, and anything that pops out of the bushes and startles me. It's not that I really think I'm about to be hurt, it's just that I'm hard wired to jump when things move fast. All horses have that … Read more »

From Moshi

November 29, 2016 by      0 Comments

So much time is spent doing things we don't want to do, that we sometimes lose sight of why we do those things. But for those of us who work for a living, those activities are the price we have to pay to be able to do the things that fill our souls. If you are irritated that you had to go to work today, just think about the payoff you receive by … Read more »

From Moshi

November 8, 2016 by      0 Comments

Dressage riders tend to be perfectionists. I've noticed that dressage riders are often very tough on themselves if things aren't exactly right. What if your ride today was just a tiny bit better than it was yesterday? Would that be enough? Jane tells people to invent reasons to celebrate. She knows that those "little bit betters" very quickly … Read more »

From Indy

November 8, 2016 by      0 Comments

Going for a walk with Jane is one of my favorite things to do. We can walk for miles, just looking at new things and taking in the interesting smells. Jane likes to think when we walk. She comes up with some of her best ideas for her books and DVDs while quietly strolling down the long paths around where we live. Walking is a great way to … Read more »

From Moshi

October 18, 2016 by      1 Comments

Horses think in pictures. Jane says that all super-achievers have developed the ability to clearly see what they want, in great detail, before they actually achieve it. I found learning the tempi changes very difficult. But Jane pictured what she wanted very clearly, and then I pictured what she wanted me to do very clearly, and we got it! Now I … Read more »

From Indy

October 18, 2016 by      0 Comments

I want to be a Veterinarian. I hear that is a great job. I've met lots of horse doctors at the barn, and think they are a nice bunch of folks. I heard someone say that horses tend to colic, and sometimes they need surgery. So I got my favorite lobster toy and performed colic surgery the best way I knew how. Unfortunately, I didn't know how to … Read more »

Shoulder-In

October 11, 2016 by      2 Comments

Shoulder-in is the father of all the advanced lateral exercises. What I mean by advanced lateral exercises are exercises like shoulder-in, haunches-in, half pass, walk pirouettes, and canter pirouettes. Shoulder-in does a lot of different things. It is a straightening exercise, a strengthening of the inside hind leg exercise, and a collecting … Read more »