From Moshi

What inspires you? A beautiful painting? Lovely music? Gorgeous scenery? A perfectly performed dressage test? I'm inspired by physical comforts. I enjoy being brushed, eating carrots, and napping in deep, soft shavings. I'm also inspired by a job well done. Jane lets...

From Indy

I caught a ball midair today, right over the pond! When I went into the water, I held tight onto the ball. I got water up my nose, but I didn't let go! Rhett was proud of me. He laughed when I snorted the pond water out my nose. I took the ball back to him and then...

Dressage Between The Jumps Book

Dressage Between The Jumps Book

I’m excited to announce that after several Covid shipping delays, Dressage Between the Jumps is finally here! And because you’ve been waiting so patiently, I’m offering a special promotion. Orders received October 10th to 31st will receive a SPECIAL BONUS - The Basic...

From Moshi

Praise. It's an interesting concept. At first blush it seems simple enough: do a good job, get praised. But, what if the job you did didn't feel particularly good to YOU? Have you ever been praised for something that you were not particularly proud of? Made the praise...

From Indy

The neighbor's cat was teasing me again today. She said I was a flea riddled, flop eared, rabbit chaser. Jane and Rhett keep me brushed and bathed, so I know I don't have fleas. I have floppy ears, but that's normal for my breed. And yes, I do chase rabbits. I'm a...

From Moshi

From Moshi

There are strong leaders, passive leaders, dictators, feckless guides, and bullies. What kind of leader are you? Horses appreciate a good leader. We may challenge you now and then, but we hope you're strong enough to stand up to our testing. There are very few of us...

From Indy

From Indy

I have big teeth and strong jaws. I could tear a person apart if I wanted to. But I would never do that. Why? Because I also have a big, loving heart. I would never hurt my people. We're a pack. We are family. Being a predator, I have a different kind of mind from...

From Moshi

From Moshi

I ran into an old friend at a horse show last week. He was showing at fourth level and was struggling with consistent, clean flying lead changes. He was embarrassed about it but asked for advice anyway. I was flattered that he'd ask me for help. I explained that...

From Indy

From Indy

Dogs and cats aren't supposed to get along. I suppose in the wild we'd be competing for food, and that might make us enemies. But I love cats. Some of my best friends are cats. My dog friend Stubbs, told me I was stupid for liking cats. That really hurt my feelings....

From Moshi

From Moshi

When is someone old? There's an idea out there that, for humans, "old" is fifteen years older than you are. For horses, it's five years older. I'm fifteen, so "old" to me is twenty. To a fifteen year old human, 30 would seem old. A long time ago people used to die of...