Jackie Cochran
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  • Oakboro, NC
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Could Too Much Sitting Trot be Bad for Some People?
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Jackie Cochran posted a status
"No riding today. It rained 2.7" yesterday on top of another 2 inches this week. SLOPPY!"
8 hours ago
Jackie Cochran commented on Anna Blake's blog post Calming Signals: Are You Listening?
"I do not remember the author or title of the book, but I read in it that Scandinavian animal behavior researchers had experimented with approaching a mostly feral herd.  If the researchers walked upright the horses basically ignored them. …"
13 hours ago
Jackie Cochran commented on Anna Blake's blog post Calming Signals: Are You Listening?
"I was just thinking about how I approach a strange horse.  Over the decades I went from staring at the horse to looking away as I approach.  It just seemed to work better, especially since I walk with canes and the horses do not…"
yesterday
Jackie Cochran commented on Anna Blake's blog post Calming Signals: Are You Listening?
"Thank you for adding this wonderful post to your blogs on horse/human interactions. Your horses are lucky to be with you!"
Friday
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Wednesday
Jackie Cochran posted a blog post

I'm Getting So Very Tired

I’m Getting So Very Tired   I had another wonderful week of three rides, and all my rides were in absolutely beautiful spring weather.  The only downside is that it is becoming more and more apparent that I’ve lost just about all the physical progress I’d made over the past 6-7 years.  I post the trot for maybe a quarter of the ring and I have to rest.  My previously taut muscles have lost all their tone.  I get off the horse and I am so tired that I do not walk well.  And there I am on Mia and…See More
Apr 13
Jackie Cochran and Samantha Reece are now friends
Apr 11
Jackie Cochran commented on Anna Blake's blog post Training Condifence and Trust.
"Too bad that so many riders, instructors and trainers are ONLY interested in "soul killing obedience".  Personally, even with my considerable handicaps, I much rather have an interesting conversation with the horse I ride.  You…"
Apr 11
Jackie Cochran replied to Kaitlynn's discussion New Problem: Taking the bit?
"I would have someone look into her mouth.  Often a piece of vegetation can get stuck somewhere in the mouth and cause irritation or a sore.  It will be a good time to see if her teeth need work too. No, I don't think you've…"
Apr 9
Jackie Cochran commented on Jackie Cochran's blog post Finally--I Rode Three Times This Week
"Thanks Darla! I'm glad you got to ride too.  It has been a rough winter for us."
Apr 7
Darla McKean commented on Jackie Cochran's blog post Finally--I Rode Three Times This Week
"Jackie so glad to read you are able to get in more riding. I finally got to ride one of my own horses yesterday . The ring had dried up enough but now two days of rain on its way.  My husband says my Arabs are better than watchdogs when it…"
Apr 7
Jackie Cochran posted a blog post

Finally--I Rode Three Times This Week

Finally--I Rode Three Times This Week   Maybe the Universe is starting to smile on me again.  Maybe I will be able to stop the relentless degradation of my body.  Maybe I can finally start to recover from my MS exacerbation.The first week of December 2013 I rode four times.  Since then the most I’ve ridden in a week was two times around a month ago.  I am walking a little better but my physical fitness took a big hit this winter, I am weaker and my muscles just won’t work as long as before. …See More
Apr 6
Jackie Cochran commented on MagsNMe's blog post How RUDE!
"I'm sorry you got bitten.  May your arm heal up soon!"
Apr 6
Jackie Cochran commented on Gail Morse's group Riders Over 60
"Yes, spring is coming.  Mia is shedding everywhere, she went into spring heat, and I am going to have to get more fly spray soon."
Apr 5
Jackie Cochran commented on Jackie Cochran's blog post Mia Is Not Too Pleased With Me
"Maybe the spells of super-cold weather this winter made the mares have more "violent" spring heats.  I do not remember having this problem before with Mia.  "
Mar 31
MagsNMe commented on Jackie Cochran's blog post Mia Is Not Too Pleased With Me
"Glad to hear you were able to get in a good ride!  Mo has been having nasty heat cycles this 'spring' and she's one very crabby girl ... so much so that my trainer decided riding her is just not worth it.  She's pretty…"
Mar 28
Jackie Cochran posted a blog post

Mia Is Not Too Pleased With Me

Mia Is Not Too Pleased With Me     I finally got to ride on Wednesday, the first time in two weeks.  Between all the extra traveling I’ve had to do, the lingering effects of my MS exacerbation plus an absolutely horrible head cold I was too sick and exhausted to ride last week.Wednesday dawned bright and cold.  Mia  was NOT happy to be brought in.  I could not really blame her, the wind was from the North and it was bitterly cold.  Debbie groomed her, but I did not rasp down her toes as I was…See More
Mar 28
Jackie Cochran commented on Anna Blake's blog post Subtle Abuse: When Aids Become Weapons.
"One big reason, in my opinion, that the aids become abusive at the higher levels of riding, is the modern fetish of absolute precision in modern competition dressage.  Not only does the horse have to do the movement, the horse HAS TO start and…"
Mar 23
Jackie Cochran commented on Anna Blake's blog post Subtle Abuse: When Aids Become Weapons.
"Very good post!"
Mar 21
Jackie Cochran posted a blog post

Striking Results From Minimal Use

Striking Results From Minimal UseFirst, my apologies to my readers for not having a blog for a month.  These first three months of 2014 have been among the most challenging of my life and I have not been able to ride more than once a week, a BIG comedown from three times a week.  Amazingly I have made some progress with the horses with using the Back on Track stuff for just 30-45 minutes a week.Fortunately, before my life fell apart, I ordered more Back on Track stuff for the horses, the poll…See More
Mar 13

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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!
Country
USA
Do you have any pets?
no

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I'm Getting So Very Tired

I’m Getting So Very Tired   

I had another wonderful week of three rides, and all my rides were in absolutely beautiful spring weather.  The only downside is that it is becoming more and more apparent that I’ve lost just about all the physical progress I’d made over the past 6-7 years.  I post the trot for maybe a quarter of the ring and I have to rest.  My previously taut muscles have lost all their tone.  I get off the horse and I am so tired that I do not walk well.  And there I am…

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Posted on April 13, 2014 at 5:22pm

Finally--I Rode Three Times This Week

Finally--I Rode Three Times This Week

   

Maybe the Universe is starting to smile on me again.  Maybe I will be able to stop the relentless degradation of my body.  Maybe I can finally start to recover from my MS exacerbation.

The first week of December 2013 I rode four times.  Since then the most I’ve ridden in a week was two times around a month ago.  I am walking a little better but my physical fitness took a big hit this winter, I am weaker and my muscles just won’t…

Continue

Posted on April 6, 2014 at 4:03pm — 2 Comments

Mia Is Not Too Pleased With Me

Mia Is Not Too Pleased With Me    

 

I finally got to ride on Wednesday, the first time in two weeks.  Between all the extra traveling I’ve had to do, the lingering effects of my MS exacerbation plus an absolutely horrible head cold I was too sick and exhausted to ride last week.

Wednesday dawned bright and cold.  Mia  was NOT happy to be brought in.  I could not really blame her, the wind was from the North and it was bitterly cold.  Debbie groomed her, but I did not…

Continue

Posted on March 28, 2014 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

Striking Results From Minimal Use

Striking Results From Minimal Use

First, my apologies to my readers for not having a blog for a month.  These first three months of 2014 have been among the most challenging of my life and I have not been able to ride more than once a week, a BIG comedown from three times a week.  Amazingly I have made some progress with the horses with using the Back on Track stuff for just 30-45 minutes a week.

Fortunately, before my life fell apart, I ordered more Back on Track stuff for the…

Continue

Posted on March 13, 2014 at 12:44pm

A Deep Cultural Change

A Deep Cultural Change

When I first mounted a pony in Chile  57 years ago I was NEVER invited to consider the horse.  At most there was a small consideration for the horse’s mouth, but in 99.999% of the cases it was assumed that the horse had earned whatever abuse it had to suffer.  I also ran into the same assumptions in Uruguay, and in the USA when I returned to this country in 1963.  I found this assumption in riders, riding stables, instructors and trainers, both in person and…

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Posted on February 14, 2014 at 4:55pm — 3 Comments

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At 6:29pm on February 25, 2014, Nan Osterhoudt said…

Thanks for the welcome :)  Our Shires are such a hoot - we just love them.  Ours aren't as big as some (17.1 and 17.3 hands) but that's fine with me and I'll be riding 5 year old regularly as soon as we get some decent weather up here.

Here's Corva, our now 5 year old as a 3 year old

and Jodie, our teenager broodmare

At 12:28pm on February 23, 2014, Linda Cutshaw said…

Thanks, Jackie!

At 3:11pm on February 22, 2014, Debbie Sierchio said…
Hi Thanks trying to hang on to my horse ?
At 1:19pm on February 11, 2014, Judi Tsai said…

Thanks, Love your site, especially videos.  Better budget some "inside" time!

At 5:13pm on February 10, 2014, Louise Shaw said…
Thank you, much appreciated ‼
At 12:03am on February 9, 2014, Julia said…

Thanks for the Welcome Jackie!  

At 12:55pm on February 7, 2014, Sumrinder said…

Thanks Jackie Cochran

At 4:17pm on February 6, 2014, Kawartha Hunter Jumper Assoc. said…

Thanks for the welcome, Jackie (-:

At 8:31am on February 6, 2014, Deb Adams said…

Thank you for the welcome.

At 5:39pm on February 5, 2014, Manolo Mendez said…

Thank you very much Jackie.

 
 
 
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