November 2020 Blog Posts (4)

Then Cider Changes Her Mind

Then Cider Changes Her Mind

It is getting into the odd season down here. I was just starting to get ready for my lesson on Wednesday when Debbie called, she had a sinus infection and she told me that one of her boarders had tested positive to Covid-19. With Thanksgiving being the next day and all the people coming into the barn I decided it was best for me to stop riding at my lesson barn for a…


Added by Jackie Cochran on November 28, 2020 at 10:38am — No Comments

Cider Finally Gives Me What I Want

Cider Finally Gives Me What I Want

For the last few years Cider has had problems going down-slope. This was very obvious on one side of the ring next to the fence, she would increase her flinching, slow down and pick her way carefully down the slope. She was not happy about it but she is a good mare and did her best to obey my aids even when her front leg joints protested.…


Added by Jackie Cochran on November 21, 2020 at 12:34pm — No Comments

(Firmly) correcting a dog yes or no?

I see a big difference between how people on the internet claim to train their dog and in real life.

Online most people say to only train their dog with positive reinforcement (treats, praise, affection etc). Comments under any video that is only close to correcting a dog contain words as 'abuse' and 'should not have a dog', often much worse than that.

However at the park and in the homes of my friends I see many different methods. Most people in…


Added by Amy on November 17, 2020 at 9:01am — No Comments

Nothing Much Happening

Nothing Much Happening

Except for a good bit of rain and being sort of sick.

I did get a few rides in, fortunately, though I did not have much endurance because of whatever it was that I had. I even got two lessons with Debbie!

The first lesson, on MJ of…


Added by Jackie Cochran on November 14, 2020 at 10:25am — No Comments

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