Jackie Cochran
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  • Oakboro, NC
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MagsNMe commented on Jackie Cochran's blog post Surviving The Summer
"Sorry to hear you had such a hard time, but very glad you are on your way back to normal!  I've had to travel quite a bit, but have been home nearly 6 weeks now, it's heaven!  Now if the kids would behave and if I could drop the…"
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Surviving The Summer

Surviving The Summer        Well, I seem to have survived the summer heat.  It has been a challenge living without air-conditioning but I got a wonderful surprise, this summer I had a LOT more endurance when riding in the heat.  My youngest son, who has a BS in Biochemistry, told me that organisms have a mechanism when it is hot that protects the body’s proteins, and when the weather turns cold (or if a person is in air-conditioning a lot) the body stops doing this particular protective…See More
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Jackie Cochran posted a blog post

Surviving The Summer

Surviving The Summer        Well, I seem to have survived the summer heat.  It has been a challenge living without air-conditioning but I got a wonderful surprise, this summer I had a LOT more endurance when riding in the heat.  My youngest son, who has a BS in Biochemistry, told me that organisms have a mechanism when it is hot that protects the body’s proteins, and when the weather turns cold (or if a person is in air-conditioning a lot) the body stops doing this particular protective…See More
Thursday
Jackie Cochran commented on Anna Blake's blog post A Cowgirl Looks (Squints) at 60.
"Ah yes, the sagging skin.  But the horses seem to see my sagging skin as a reason to relax.  Whatever nonsensical (to the horses) demands I make they rarely demand, uh, "exciting movement."  Since I finally learned to time…"
Sep 15
Jackie Cochran commented on Anna Blake's blog post *Needs Confident Rider*
"As handicapped as I am from my MS I should never feel confident on a horse (bad balance, in-coordinated, weak, etc..) BUT I ride the horses like they are like my greatly missed angel from heaven first horse.  I admit to the horse up front ALL…"
Aug 29
Jackie Cochran commented on B. G. Hearns's blog post The Oakley Diaries - 20: Finally, a Successful Show
"Congratulations B. G.!  Good work."
Aug 5
Jackie Cochran commented on Anna Blake's blog post Dressage: Cackling at the Canter.
"Anna, I do wish that more dressage riders were like you (from a Forward Seat rider who is super turned off by modern dressage.)"
Aug 1
Jackie Cochran replied to Rachel Harrington's discussion Any Arabian Fans On Here?
"YES! I no longer own horses.  I had two pure Davenports (Al Khamsa) and a pure Egyptian stud-colt many, many years ago.  Stuff just did not work out as far as breeding, oh well. Currently I am very fortunate, I found a hunt seat stable…"
Aug 1
Steve Richardson left a comment for Jackie Cochran
"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?"
Jul 31
Jackie Cochran commented on Carlos Siderman's photo
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Hustle Time at Death Valley Warm Up 2011

"That's a fine looking horse you've got there Carlos!"
Jul 17
Buckley Fence commented on Jackie Cochran's blog post I Finally Canter Again
"Great article!  Thanks for sharing Jackie."
Jul 15
Jackie Cochran commented on Anna Blake's blog post Listen First, Train Later.
"Thinking back to 44 years ago, my first horse was a true saint.  He forgave me so much, stuff from ignorance, stuff from listening to impatient pros, and especially the stuff from "horses are just dumb animals (whose opinions never…"
Jul 11
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Jul 8
Jackie Cochran replied to Cat Szuchnicki's discussion Getting a few older horses back in work...
"Good, you are re-starting at the beginning.  As for riding it may be a good idea to start at the walk and do lots of walking.  If you have hills around you this will help put conditioning on your horses even just at a walk.  Also…"
Jul 7
Jackie Cochran commented on Classic Equine Equipment's blog post The Emergency Stop
"There is another way, but it works best if done during the first 2-3 strides. Often, during the first step of the runaway the horse hits the bit HARD.  I immediately move my hands FORWARD and I apply the rein ONLY WHEN THE HORSE'S HEAD IS…"
Jun 24
Jackie Cochran commented on Anna Blake's blog post Wrestling with Helmet Safety.
"A comment on pink. I NEEDED ventilated half chaps.  The only one in the tack store that fit me was SHOCKING pink.  My riding teachers LOVE them, they can see my lower leg clearly and get to correct my position of my legs when it starts…"
Jun 21
Jackie Cochran commented on PJ's group Over 50 crowd
"Hi Gayle, welcome back! I do not have your diagnosis.  However I've had decades of sporadically suffering lower back pain (resulting from a car wreck 30 years ago).  Yes, for the first three years riding made it worse, a lot…"
Jun 19
Jackie Cochran posted a blog post

A Week of Forgetting Things

A Week of Forgetting ThingsThe heat has definitely arrived here in NC, not full summer heat and humidity yet but it has been a challenge living without air-conditioning.  Bless the person who invented the electric fan!  I have managed to stay cool enough so I am staying stable physically with my MS, but my memory is not as good as it is during cooler weather.So Wednesday I forgot to do my final check-off of all the stuff I take to my riding lesson and forgot my Corrector pad.  If my saddle fit…See More
Jun 15
Jackie Cochran commented on Anna Blake's blog post An Argument Against the Whip.
"The horses I ride now have convinced me that a stroke of the whip SLOWS them down.  So nowadays when I use my whip most of the time I am hitting MY lower leg, and that works so much better.  The horses respond promptly, there is no…"
Jun 13
Jackie Cochran and Felicia Jane are now friends
Jun 12

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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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Surviving The Summer

Surviving The Summer       

 

Well, I seem to have survived the summer heat.  It has been a challenge living without air-conditioning but I got a wonderful surprise, this summer I had a LOT more endurance when riding in the heat.  My youngest son, who has a BS in Biochemistry, told me that organisms have a mechanism when it is hot that protects the body’s proteins, and when the weather turns cold (or if a person is in air-conditioning a lot) the body stops doing this particular…

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Posted on September 18, 2014 at 2:27pm — 1 Comment

A Week of Forgetting Things

A Week of Forgetting Things

The heat has definitely arrived here in NC, not full summer heat and humidity yet but it has been a challenge living without air-conditioning.  Bless the person who invented the electric fan!  I have managed to stay cool enough so I am staying stable physically with my MS, but my memory is not as good as it is during cooler weather.

So Wednesday I forgot to do my final check-off of all the stuff I take to my riding lesson and forgot my Corrector…

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Posted on June 15, 2014 at 2:59pm

Mia Patiently Tries to Explain Something to Me This Week

Mia Patiently Tries to Explain Something to Me This Week   

When I was riding Mia on Friday I had a great time.  She continued to keep contact with her JP single jointed full cheek snaffle, reaching out confidently and not flinging her head or curling up when I made a mistake with my hands.  When I made a mistake with my hands she would start inverting, but when I corrected myself and sent her on she would reach out again and accept the bit.  She was quite alert and looked around…

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Posted on June 8, 2014 at 3:30pm

I Give Eli a Helpful Hint

I Give Eli a Helpful Hint

The heat has started to come to North Carolina, and due to thousands of dollars of unexpected expenses plus expected money not coming in I am having to adjust to living without air-conditioning this summer.  Just today we got an air-conditioner in one room, the room we fixed up after our water pipes froze last winter, the smallest room in our house.  So I am not doing as well as normal, but that has been the story of my life this year.

Since Debbie…

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Posted on May 25, 2014 at 6:24pm

Two Ways I Triggered My Hip Bursitis This Week

Two Ways I Triggered My Hip Bursitis Riding This Week

After several sweaty rides it cooled down this week.  We had to go through 3 inches of rain first, but for my last two rides it was cool with a pleasant breeze, cool enough that Mia protested standing in the breeze since she is now in her summer coat.

It was on Mia that I triggered my hip bursitis the first time.  After a nice ride walking around with no problems I decided it might be a good idea for me to practice gripping…

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Posted on May 18, 2014 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

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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 ‼
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.

 
 
 
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