Jackie Cochran
  • Female
  • 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!
Do you have any pets?

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Forty-Five Years--Experience

Forty-Five Years--Experience

Forty-five years ago today I finally got my first horse, Hat Tricks, after wanting, desiring, yearning and begging for a horse for thirteen years.

When I got my first horse I felt WONDERFUL.  But I had almost no experience with horses.  Just trail riding for 4 years as a kid in South America (horses already groomed and tacked up) in no way gave me enough experience to deal with owning a horse.  Luckily, due to reading every non-fiction book on…


Posted on July 4, 2015 at 2:27pm — 1 Comment

Hot and Muggy

Hot and Muggy    

Summer weather has arrived down here in NC with a vengeance.  Highs in the upper 90’s F, lows in the mid 70’s F, the sweat pours off of me, the horses come in from the paddocks with sweat matted coats, the insects are super active, the cows in the neighboring pasture congregate in the pond, and we appreciate any breeze.  We wish for cooler weather in vain, the coolest high for the next ten days will be 93 F, and we may get several days at 100 F or higher.  It is far…


Posted on June 20, 2015 at 12:32pm

Tercel is Starting to Learn My Language

Tercel is Starting to Learn My Language    


It is almost summer, and down here in the sunny South the hot, muggy, and insect infested summer weather has arrived.  On Wednesday it was cool enough to wear my Fits Techtread summer weight breeches and my Ovation Cool Rider long sleeve shirt and I handled the heat fine, but on Friday it was a few degrees warmer and a lot more humid so I put my coolest clothes on, my Kerrits Flow Rise Performance tights and FITS Fanfaire long…


Posted on June 13, 2015 at 1:42pm

Sometimes Boredom is Good

Sometimes Boredom is Good    

What a change a little bit of equipment can make with a horse!  For the last 2 ½ months we have been riding Tercel with the blinkers, and riding Tercel has changed from a heart-stopping 30 minutes of stress to a sleep-inducing 30 minutes of more or less boredom.  Believe me, right now I prefer the boring rides!  Tercel was not ridden regularly during this time, and for three weeks he was not ridden at all, so this welcome boredom was not caused by working…


Posted on June 6, 2015 at 11:55am

I Try a Bit with Tercel

I Try a Bit with Tercel    

My apologies for not posting last week, my internet connection was giving me fits.  All fixed now.

Why did I decide to change Tercel from the Spirit bitless bridle to a bit?  The last two times I rode Tercel in the bitless bridle I repeatedly got the feeling that Tercel was not getting the whole message from my aids.  Once I fixed his bolting problem with the D’yon blinkers I finally could truly feel how Tercel was reacting to my aids.  He has a…


Posted on May 30, 2015 at 1:53pm

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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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