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 »

From Indy

August 7, 2018 by  

I love to ride in the car. Sometimes Rhett will roll the window down just an inch or so I can stick my nose out and smell all the amazing smells we pass. It's an adventure of the nose! I don't always recognize what I'm smelling, but I can get a sense of what passes through my nostrils just from the tang or particular intensity of the odor. Some … Read more »

From Moshi

August 7, 2018 by  

Some people don't like gray horses. Some people don't like chestnut horses. There are even a few that don't like us shiny black horses. Some like the quiet temperament of a quarter horse over the fiery temperament of an Arabian. Some like the excitement of riding an exuberant Trakehner better than the slower paced energy of the … Read more »

From Indy

July 10, 2018 by  

I have a lot of friends. I have dog friends, horse friends, and people friends. I even tried to make friends with the snake that lives in the grass next to the barn, but he was afraid of me and wouldn't stay and talk. I don't speak snake anyway, so I guess it was just as well. My dog friends are a very diverse group. As a Golden Retriever, I'm … Read more »

From Moshi

July 10, 2018 by  

My back was a bit achy this morning. While I was stretching, it dawned on me that I was not a youngster anymore. That was a bit depressing. For about an hour I moped around, realizing that I was getting older and was going to start going downhill soon. I became grumpy and snapped at Indy when he got close to my legs. I was not very nice to anyone … Read more »