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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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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I Am Too Tired to Think of a Good Title

I Am Too Tired to Think of a Good Title     

Tiredness, always a problem with Multiple Sclerosis, has me in its unrelenting grasp.  Last weekend my husband and I went to Raleigh, just two and a half hours away, to see my youngest son and grandson.  We stayed overnight so I got to rest before the drive home, but when I got home I was too tired to write my blog, and today, a full week later, I am having trouble finding enough energy to do anything.  I am managing to ride and I am VERY…


Posted on November 21, 2015 at 1:12pm

It Is Soggy and I Am Tired


We have had 6 ½ inches of rain down here in the last two weeks, and of that 5 inches fell this week.  All the ponds, creeks and rivers are swollen, there are puddles everywhere, the horses’ winter coats are getting all muddy and matted, and I think every single bug on my land is trying to get into my house to get out of the wet.

Even so I have been able to ride some.  These have not been exciting rides since I have less energy since I started changing my medicines around, but…


Posted on November 7, 2015 at 10:00am

I Start My New Medicine


After waiting 5 months from the time my neurologist started the process I finally got my first dose of my new MS medicine, Gilenya.  During the 5 months I have had a lot of miscommunications (the phone calls from Gilenya NEVER came up on my phone as anything but usually ignored mass calls), voice mail messages in a thick foreign accent at the lowest possible level of loudness, misdirected doctor appointments, general frustration, and my neurologist thinking that all the…


Posted on October 24, 2015 at 2:00pm

Packing Up My Horse Books

Some big changes are coming into my life.  In two weeks I will have my first dose of the hopefully better MS drug, Gilenya, requiring a 6 hour stay at a cardiologist for my first dose.  I have such big hopes of how this new drug could affect my riding.  Will I have more energy?  Better balance?  Better coordination and timing?  Will I be able to “feel” the horse better?  Will the horses like me riding them better?  Only time will tell, of course.

The second big…


Posted on October 10, 2015 at 1:30pm — 4 Comments

The Drought is Over--At Least for Now

The Drought is Over—At Least for Now

And all this rain is messing up my riding.

We were in a drought this summer, getting just enough rain to keep the grass growing somewhat and keep some of the crops from dying, but the ponds, lakes, streams and rivers were down several inches. Our local river, the Rocky River, lived up to…


Posted on October 3, 2015 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

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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. 

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!

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