From Indy

October 16, 2018 by  

I love to sleep in the sun. There is something delicious about the gentle warmth on my fluffy coat. It's like being lovingly hugged by Nature. I get drowsy just thinking about it. There is a time for resting, a time for playing, and a time for working. The life of a companion dog has a pretty appealing balance of all three. I've noticed that … Read more »

From Indy

October 2, 2018 by  

I enjoyed hearing from so many of you, with your experiences relating to the story of my new friend who appeared to be a grump on the surface but turned out to be a really nice guy. It sounds like there are a bunch of you who have known folks like this. There is value in everyone. Sometimes you have to look beyond the surface to find the good … Read more »

From Moshi

October 2, 2018 by  

"Aha!" I love those moments. Don't you? When you suddenly GET IT? It's such a rush when everything comes together and really works for the first time. How do you create more "Aha Moments"? When Jane is riding me, they come when both sides of my brain kick in, along with the muscle memory of the new movement. And that comes with both … Read more »

From Moshi

September 18, 2018 by  

I've been in love a few times in my life. The most recent mare I fell head-over-hooves for was a beautiful palomino Tennessee Walker, named Annie. Oh my gosh, that girl was a beauty! Long blond hair, lovely big hip, with the most elegant sashay as she'd walk down the road. My heart went pitter-patter every time she and her person rode by our … Read more »

From Indy

September 18, 2018 by  

It's spring where I live! There is rebirth going on everywhere. I see new grass poking up out of the old dead brown stuff, and little babies showing up everywhere! It's amazing how the whole world comes to life when the sun gets a bit warmer. Spring has inspired the earth since the beginning of time. Plants and animals, including humans, react … Read more »

From Moshi

September 4, 2018 by  

It's a touchy subject. It's one I've avoided for a long time, because it's going to hit some nerves. But I overheard someone tearfully share that a trainer had told her she'd become too fat to ride, so I figured it was time to break the silence. Weight. There, I said it. Human society is incredibly obsessed with body size. How many people don't … Read more »

From Indy

September 4, 2018 by  

I've decided to run away and join the circus. I'm sure a dog of my many talents will able to wow the expectant crowds! Or maybe I'll join the pack of coyotes out back and become a wild thing, hunting rabbits and mice for dinner and scaring people when they ride down the path. Or maybe I'll become a search and rescue dog, finding people buried under … Read more »

Jane Savoie Video Newsletter (The third ingredient of the training scale–Contact)

August 31, 2018 by  

This month we're going to look at one aspect of the third ingredient of the training scale--Contact. You'll learn how to offer your horse an inviting contact so you can then put him on the bit (connection). Next month we'll look at connection. … Read more »

From Moshi

August 21, 2018 by  

I don't remember my mom very much. I remember her being warm and snuggly, and very tall. I suppose I'm taller than she was, now, but I'll always remember her towering over me. Her size and gentle strength made me feel safe. I never met my dad. I hear that I look a lot like him, though. Are you like your mom and dad? Most people are. We learn so … Read more »

From Indy

August 21, 2018 by  

The barn's big gray cat told me a fascinating story today. He said he heard it from a little bird, who assured him that the story is absolutely true. It seems one day the bird was sitting in a tree when two tiny angels landed on a nearby branch to watch what was going on with a couple of people arguing under the tree. The angels were very young … Read more »