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From Indy

Geoffrey and I had a fight today. I wanted to go to the pond, and he wanted to go hunt rabbits. I got mad and called him mean names. Then I picked up my ball and went to the pond without him. His feelings got hurt, and he went home. Geoffrey is my best friend. Even when I'm mad at him, I still love him. Now that he's at home and I can't play … Read More >

From Moshi

You're never going to get there. You're never going to get it all done. You're never going to reach the very top. There is no final destination. Do these statements tweak you a little? Are you certain if you just could get to Prix St.Georges and wear that cool shadbelly coat that your life would be complete? Are you sure if you just lost that … Read More >

Put your Horse in Front of your Leg

Make sure your horse reacts to light leg aids. Your goal is to “whisper” with your aids and have your horse “shout” his response—Not the other way around! To check that your horse reacts to light leg aids: Close both legs and see if he immediately responds with a surge from behind as if he’s going to do a lengthening. If he doesn’t, … Read More >

Breathe Through Fear

Breathe

When you’re afraid, your breathing becomes rapid and shallow, and you might even find that you hold your breath. You can be sure that if you do this, you’ll transfer your tension to your horse. Deep breathing is one of the best and simplest fear busters you can use. Practice deep breathing by doing the following: As you inhale through your nose, … Read More >