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...

From Indy

From Indy

Being a dog is great. I'm three years old now, and I'm a very happy dog. People say that Moshi is the wise one, but I've learned a whole lot in my short three years. And that includes the secrets to being happy. Would you like to know what those secrets are? Here you...

From Moshi

From Moshi

Happiness. What is that, exactly? Is it winning a blue ribbon? Is it winning the lottery? Is it falling in love? Or does it take some kind of magic formula to achieve? Would you believe me if I told you that happiness is a habit? So is unhappiness. Of course, there...

From Indy

From Indy

I'm definitely a creature of habit. I get up at the same time every morning, eat the same breakfast, go outside and check out my usual places, and follow Rhett back in the house to sit at his feet while he reads the paper. From there, our day might be different, but...

From Moshi

From Moshi

My friend Maggie sent me a note this week. She said she appreciates my weekly motivations, but could I please address the issue of "momentum" as it relates to riding. Every time Maggie and her rider have a lapse in their riding schedule, they find it hard to get back...

From Indy

From Indy

I'm so happy to be back in Vermont! It's cool here with lots and lots of BUNNIES! I miss my swimming pool in Florida, but I've got wonderful ponds and streams all around where I can swim and play. Sometimes, Rhett lets me go with him when he visits other farms so I...

From Moshi

From Moshi

Breathe. Take a deep, cleansing breath. Fill your lungs as deeply as you can. Now let it out slowly. Take at least twice as long to let the air out as you did taking it in. Repeat. In-out-in-out. Take your time. How do you feel now? Can you feel your blood moving...