Jackie Cochran
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  • Oakboro, NC
  • United States
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Could Too Much Sitting Trot be Bad for Some People?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Elizabeth Scott Aug 19, 2013.

Light Hands
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Has Anyone Else Read Jean-Claude Racinet?
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A Bit About Me and my Horse(s)
I got my first horse 40 years ago today (7-4-1970, I was 19) after having trail ridden in Chile and Uruguay for four years while in grade school.
I am now disabled with Multiple sclerosis. I still ride due to the kindness of others (human and equine}.
I now ride Forward Seat on the flat, since I am too disabled to jump.
I adore Arabian horses!
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Do you have any pets?
no

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Establishing a Base for Movement

Establishing a Base for Movement

I got my lesson this week. I even trotted twice. Of course MJ was rather stiff at the beginning so we meandered around in 2-point for a minute or two while he warmed up with the help of all the far infra-red gear I put on him for my rides. He did OK during the ride but he most definitely did not feel like extending his walking stride so I contented myself with a…

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Posted on January 21, 2023 at 11:58am

Working on My Core Muscles

Working on My Core Muscles

I did get a lesson this week on Wednesday with Debbie. I told her of my physical exhaustion from exercising too much on my Home Horse and that I would just be walking for my lesson.

MJ started off STIFF. Debbie told me that his leaser and her daughter rode him on Tuesday and I think he felt it in…

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Posted on January 14, 2023 at 11:20am

I Did Too Much for my MS

I Did Too Much for my MS

I have one personality trait that does NOT go well with having MS, I tend to be too ambitious for my own good. When I start physical work I try to start of sort of slow, but my ambition drives me to do just a little bit more, then a little bit more. This always ends up the same way, I get into a deep exhaustion and all progress comes to a screeching halt.…

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Posted on January 7, 2023 at 11:25am

Strengthening My Seat

Strengthening My Seat

I did not get to ride a real, live horse this week, my usual riding days started off in the low 20s F, the ring would have been frozen and we would have thought we were frozen solid in the cold wind.

At least now I have an alternative that exercises many of my riding muscles.…

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Posted on December 31, 2022 at 1:37pm

I Welcome My Home Horse

I Welcome My Home Horse

I apologize for my long absence. I had two rather boring lessons of the same old, same old, nothing new to discuss. During this time I learned about the Home Horse (http://www.homehorse.com/), I saved up enough money, and I bought one. It got here before the weather, either rain or COLD, interfered with my riding. My husband put it…

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Posted on December 24, 2022 at 11:26am

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At 6:08pm on June 26, 2021, Coopersmom_1958 said…
  • Hi Jackie! Just reading your message now!! Sorry I've been MIA, same here, hiding from Pandemic. Ontario is just starting to open up a little. So many small businesses closing, it's very sad. My daughter is a server and the 2 places she worked at have been closed since March 2020. Luckily I have a job and still been working through this whole thing, steel business, considered an essential service. 
  • I haven't seen Cooper of much, he's so far away, but thankfully there is someone who rides and exercises him at the barn. Did get to see him on my birthday May 15th.
  • I haven't ridden since 2018, gained weight and feel yucky. Have to get back it soon!
  • Hope you are well, still keeping up with your riding, that's great!
At 6:27pm on June 21, 2017, Joy Thomas said…

   I think daily of that, as I ride my horse. I know my years are numbered. I already lived longer then I should of. Funny? I feel as long as I can ride Dolly I will live. I feel she sustains me. But I know that's not true.. But I feel so different riding her, no matter is its hot, cold, or even raining. For some reason, She has such power over my feelings, The pain I'm in,, seems to just flow away.. 

The healing power you speak of,, is amazing.. It's real. I can hardly walk when I get there sometimes. Yet when I ride her I get off and can walk along at a good regular pace.... Life is amazing--If you just let your inner you, feel it!!

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At 7:54pm on June 9, 2017, Joy Thomas said…

   Hi Jackie;

    Thank You for friending me. I rode horses in my 20's to 40's.. I became very ill, Learning I had renal kidney failure, and fibromyalgia. I had 6 hours of back surgery, and was never suppose to walk again. But I did! I at 59 started riding horses again, We moved to SC  and I rented horses a few times,, This is where they brought in Dolly, We had had a flood here, and she was by a levee that had broke. For a month she was inside a barn standing in water up to her back,, She was bones.. I saw then trailer her in. I was in a bad mental way.. I talked to her owner.  she wanted to sell her,  I was suppose to stop riding, but something about this horse, pushed me to her.. I bought her the next week.. We put the weight back on her, and we because special soul mates, almost spiritual. So? Riding later in life-- when I wasn't suppose to, she saved my life,, and I certainly saved her life,, 

    Your a brave person, I commend your effort to be with your horse.. 

At 5:23pm on July 23, 2015, Sherri Raguth said…

Thanks Jackie! I'm so excited - Nurtural just launched its crowdfunding on indiegogo! This is the link - is it ok to share here? http://igg.me/at/help-horses-help-people-nurtural/x/10776424

At 2:54pm on December 8, 2014, Paula Stevens said…

I like it a lot. It has helped me with my hands, I tend to be rough sometimes. So this helps a lot. It also is forcing me to use my legs and stomach to direct since there is no neck reining at all. It's really easy to put on too. When/if I get horses I want to use only bosal bridles.  :D

At 2:35pm on December 8, 2014, Paula Stevens said…

this is another view of his bosal bridle. ( I'm on him) 

At 2:34pm on December 8, 2014, Paula Stevens said…

I believe it is a "real"  bosal.  Here is Cody wearing the bosal bridle. 

 
 
 

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