From Moshi

Acceptance A friend of Jane’s lost her horse recently. The mare was exceptionally beautiful, and turned heads wherever she went. The rider is devastated at the loss of her gorgeous partner. A friend of hers knew how much she wanted to continue to ride, and gave...

From Indy

It’s getting cooler! I just know it’s close to time to go to Florida. I can’t wait! I have lots of great friends in Florida. I can’t wait to see Geoffrey! I wanted to play with the big orange ball I found on the porch today. It was incredibly...

Collecting the canter

Q. During my lessons, my trainer tells me to do the following things: Rock the horse back on to his hind end more During the canter, my horse needs to be more collected and rounder Once I do have him collected/rounder at the canter, he needs to have more “jump” and...

Ridiculously small baby steps

I learned this great technique of raising your fear threshold by doing things in ridiculously small baby steps from my friend Anke Johnson. Here’s how it works. Let’s say you’re nervous about jumping a 3’6” fence. Start with trotting poles. Stay with trotting poles...