Jackie Cochran
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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?
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Winter Weather Really Interferes With My Training Plans!

Winter Weather Really Interferes With My Training Plans!

The last time I rode was three weeks ago.  The last time I rode Tercel was four weeks ago, though Debbie did ride him three weeks ago.  Today was the first day I could ride in weeks, Debbie’s ring was not too wet, it was above freezing, and it was only misting this morning.  A good day to ride!

When we got out to the barn Debbie had not yet turned out Mia, just in case I felt like I needed to ride her since I had been out…

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Posted on March 4, 2015 at 4:55pm — 1 Comment

Triggers

Triggers    

Wednesday was a nice sunny day, and more importantly for a quiet ride on Tercel, there was no wind.  When I got to the stable Debbie asked if I wanted to ride her wild man, I shrugged and said “Sure!”  So she went out to get Tercel while I brushed off the saddle pad and girth.  Several minutes later she came in riding him bareback with the lead rope tied make reins with the tale of how Tercel had moved to the remotest part of the paddock when he saw her, instead of coming…

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Posted on February 7, 2015 at 11:43am

Tercel Shows Both Sides of His Personality This Week

Tercel Shows Both Sides of His Personality This Week       

 

It was cold on Wednesday morning, so cold that Debbie called me up to make sure I was coming.  It was down to 25° F, and a light breeze was blowing.  I told her it would really help me to ride since I was not able to ride either Friday or Sunday and my walking was getting worse, but if it was too cold for her it was fine, I could ride on Friday.  She told me to come on out.

When I…

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Posted on January 31, 2015 at 2:44pm

I Had a Much More Exciting Ride on Tercel This Week

I Had a Much More Exciting Ride on Tercel This Week

 

Let me put it this way, I do not think I will have to “train” Tercel to elevate his forehand.

Nothing bad happened, I had a good ride.  But when I got to the stable Debbie was upset from seeing a medical treatment of her mother-in-law.  Fortunately the lady recovered, but she is very old and frail.  Debbie’s husband, as is proper, is at his mother’s side and everyone else has more work mucking, feeding, watering, and…

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Posted on January 24, 2015 at 1:41pm — 2 Comments

I am Finally Riding Debbie's Horse Tercel!

I am Finally Riding Debbie’s Horse Tercel!

First the not so good news.  Mick’s owner changed stables and took Mick with her, so I am no longer riding Mick.

This week I started riding Debbie’s horse Tercel, a dark bay or brown Arab gelding, I think he is in his low teens.  Debbie got this horse a few months after I started riding Mia (around seven years ago), and I’ve been wanting to ride him ever since.  Debbie got him to be HER horse, she had trained him to saddle but his…

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Posted on January 17, 2015 at 11:48am — 1 Comment

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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. 

At 11:07am on July 31, 2014, Steve Richardson said…
Thanks for the welcome. I'm puzzled. For some reason even though I joined the community and for some time have liked the FB page, I can't 'like' or comment on anything there. Why?
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 ‼
 
 
 
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