August 2018 Blog Posts (5)

Could It Be the Center Joint?

Could It Be the Center Joint?

I used my new Ovation titanium coated D-ring single jointed anatomic mouth bit on Coach for the second time during my lesson on Wednesday. The grinding of the bit between his teeth was greatly reduced this time, he ground the bit some at tacking up and being led to the ring, but it was not as “furious” as before. When I started my ride he ground the bit a few…


Added by Jackie Cochran on August 25, 2018 at 11:30am — No Comments

The Oakley Diaries 36 - Strong Legs

   It astounds me, as I comb through back issues of magazine articles, online articles, and books on equitation, the degree to which I now find myself adding a mental asterisk to almost every exercise and lesson, especially whenever it mentions "quiet seat" or "keep the hands/legs quiet" or some such: *if you have enough leg strength.

  That little aspect rarely, if ever, get mentioned; it gets glossed over, in fact by almost everyone. Even Clinton Anderson, in his videos…


Added by B. G. Hearns on August 24, 2018 at 8:04am — 1 Comment

We Try a Titanium Coated Bit

We Try a Titanium Coated Bit

Since I started riding Coach three weeks ago I have been trying to think of a solution for him grinding the bit between his premolar teeth. To recap, Coach's normal bit is stainless steel and is 23mm thick, I think.

Coach ground the 13mm thick stainless steel Wellep bit between his teeth the most…


Added by Jackie Cochran on August 18, 2018 at 11:18am — 1 Comment

Coach Does Better with the Fulmer Bit

Coach Does Better with the Fulmer Bit

After my lesson last week I dug my Fulmer Full Cheek snaffle out of my bit box, and I finally found my Fulmer bit loops (the Fulmer bit requires special bit loops because the little ball at the end of the full cheek is small.) I dug out my Micklem horse sized nose piece, found a pair of my bit straps I made from cut down…


Added by Jackie Cochran on August 3, 2018 at 3:30pm — No Comments

21st Annual Equine Affaire in W. Springfield, MA

Join us for Equine Affaire in Massachusetts, 8-11, 2018. Experience the nation's premiere equine exposition, featuring more than 230 unique clinics, seminars, and demonstrations by top professionals in the horse industry. Equine Affaire also hosts the largest trade show in the East, showcasing hundreds of commercial exhibits, an extensive Breed Pavilion, an educational Equine Fundamentals Forum, the Versatile Horse & Rider Competition, and a special evening show - the Fantasia, a musical…


Added by Equine Affaire, Inc. on August 2, 2018 at 9:16am — No Comments

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