From Moshi

April 21, 2020 by  

The other day I was sleeping in the sun when Jane showed up to ride. I didn't feel like working, so I closed my eyes and pretended I was asleep. I was a bit grumpy when she started brushing me while I was lying there trying to ignore her. But before long I was awake and found myself enjoying the terrific rubdown with her rubber curry brush. Jane … Read more »

From Indy

April 21, 2020 by  

Rhett got me a new ball! It's a bright blue bouncy thing, that's totally unpredictable because it isn't really round. Sometimes it bounces left, and sometimes it bounces right. Not knowing which way it's going to go when it hits the ground makes it really fun because it requires that I think fast and be quick on my feet. Chance and I were … Read more »

From Indy

April 7, 2020 by  

I miss Geoffrey. I'm so bummed that he got banned from the barn. But he refused to behave, so he's never going to be allowed back. That's the extreme result of violating boundaries. Moshi and I are very different. I love to snuggle and be close to people. Moshi is much more independent and does not like people pawing at him just to stroke him … Read more »

From Moshi

April 7, 2020 by  

At my barn the white dressage arena fence is about twelve inches high. Around that is a taller fence, about five feet high. Around the perimeter of the property is a dog proof mesh fence that's six feet high! Wow...That's a lot of boundaries! There's a saying, that strong fences make good neighbors. This is true figuratively as well as … Read more »

From Moshi

March 24, 2020 by  

Sometimes our biggest challenges become our greatest successes. As a Friesian, I'm not built for a good canter. My breed was bred for a fancy trot to elegantly and smartly pull buggies and carts. But with determination and proper training, I was able to develop an amazing canter! My ability to do superb one tempis is one of my proudest … Read more »

From Indy

March 24, 2020 by  

I saw an alligator today! YIKES! It was the strangest thing I've ever seen! It was about two feet long, with lots and lots of ugly teeth. It had crawled out of the canal to sun itself on the path that went around the neighborhood. Oh my.. I was scared to death! It was so crazy looking! It looked like a monster! Jane didn't seem scared of it at … Read more »

From Indy

March 10, 2020 by  

Geoffrey got banned from the barn. I'm so sad! He was being really aggressive with the other dogs, and refused to behave. After several warnings, the barn manager told him his behavior had become too disruptive and he was no longer welcome. I really miss him! I've always known Geoffrey was a trouble maker, but that's one of the reasons I enjoyed … Read more »

From Moshi

March 10, 2020 by  

Being different can be tough. While on one hand we all want to stand out and be unique, we also are programmed by our very nature to want to fit in. We want to belong. If you're different than the crowd, sometimes you can feel left out or "wrong." I have a good friend in Tennessee who shared his experience in being different. You see, Chester … Read more »

From Indy

February 25, 2020 by  

I want to be a bronco. I want to buck and kick and wildly throw cowboys off my back. Jane says I'm too small to be a bucking bronco, but that doesn't stop my desire. I really want to be in a rodeo and show how powerful I am!! Jane is big on doing everything we can to fulfill our dreams, no matter what they are. She told a friend about my desire … Read more »

From Moshi

February 25, 2020 by  

From where my stall is situated, I can see outside to the green grass turnout pens, the main house, the inside water fountain, the wash area, and the tack room. From where my neighbor's stall is situated, he sees Paz's play area full of colorful toys, the hot walker, the wash area, the sand arena, and the gravel driveway. I say our barn is … Read more »