My Plans Go Awry
I approached Wednesday's lesson with great optimism. I had my double bridle all made up and I anticipated 30 minutes of just re-clarifying my aids, mainly reminding Bingo of what exactly my aid meant with me patiently waiting for positive results.
When I woke up it was FOGGY and the fog was thick but it was…Continue
Added by Jackie Cochran on February 29, 2020 at 11:01am — No Comments
Immediate Improvement with the Double Bridle
Lately I have been riding Bingo in the Fager Bianca double-jointed roller snaffle, with improvements with contact and responsiveness to most of my hand aids (turning was not perfect.) These improvements were so great that when I finally achieved Debbie's minimum requirement for riding in the double bridle (being able to get up into 2-point) she said…Continue
Added by Jackie Cochran on February 22, 2020 at 12:48pm — No Comments
Working on My Two-Point
This week I got to ride Bingo twice, and I hope I can ride Cider tomorrow.
I got my lesson on Wednesday on Bingo. It had rained a lot the first few days of the week and the ring was SLOPPY in spite of over 10 hours without rain. Debbie suggested going over to the other slightly drier ring, but since…Continue
Added by Jackie Cochran on February 15, 2020 at 10:48am — No Comments
A Pretty Good Week
I finally got to ride Cider again, it had been 6 weeks since my last ride on her.
Since I really wanted Cider's opinion on the Fager “Oscar” double-jointed “front lock” copper lozenge bar relief titanium snaffle, the one that Bingo did not seem to like too much, I was very happy. Shannon's grass ring was…Continue
Added by Jackie Cochran on February 8, 2020 at 10:55am — No Comments
First I Have to Recover my Strength
Last week the weather and my health did not cooperate at all as far as riding a horse was concerned.
When I saw Debbie on Wednesday for my lesson this week I told her that I wanted to get back into riding Bingo in the double bridle, and that I needed her opinion about how that horrible…Continue
Added by Jackie Cochran on February 1, 2020 at 11:24am — No Comments