February 2022 Blog Posts (6)

Winter Gloominess

Winter Gloominess

Since I have not been able to ride as much as I need to (riding is physical therapy for me) I have had a lot of time to read on-line and think about horse stuff.

I think we, in North America and the rest of the Western world, have come to the end of the time in which non-wealthy people can afford to support…

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Added by Jackie Cochran on February 26, 2022 at 2:22pm — No Comments

Cider Ignored the Gap

Cider Ignored the Gap

Last Sunday I got to ride Cider for the first time in a month. It was good to see her again!

The night before there had been a wind storm with gusts strong enough to move the livestock panels that make up the ring. Shannon and Nancy had gotten the panels fixed except for the gate panel which had been…

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Added by Jackie Cochran on February 19, 2022 at 10:40am — No Comments

Ears Back

We're taught from the beginning with horses that when they lay their ears back it means they are mad. It's a threat of attack. We need to teach them to respect us if they have their ears back when they are with…
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Added by Noche Miller on February 15, 2022 at 4:09pm — 1 Comment

We Forgot His Hay Again

We Forgot His Hay Again

When Sam brought MJ to the wash stall his legs were muddy. Sam got the warm water going and spent several minutes spraying the mud off all four legs, and there was a good bit of mud.

Then came the cleaning of the hooves, and in between all of this we FORGOT TO GIVE MJ HIS HAY!…

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Added by Jackie Cochran on February 12, 2022 at 10:26am — No Comments

Cause or Effect?

There are so many parts of the horses head that give us clues to their temperaments.
The chin and…
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Added by Noche Miller on February 8, 2022 at 12:54pm — No Comments

A Subtle Change with Big Results

A Subtle Change with Big Results

I was lucky this week, I got my lesson on MJ. Those wonderful weeks of riding three times are long gone, and I just hope I can get back to that soon!

When I got to the stable Mary, the young lady who helps me groom and tack up MJ, brought him in to the wash stall while I got my Haas brushes…

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Added by Jackie Cochran on February 5, 2022 at 11:59am — No Comments

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