This week I changed things with my tack yet again. I wanted to see how the mares did in the jumping cavesson bridle without the running martingle after all those weeks using the Spirit Bridle. When I got to the stable on Wednesday it was already hot at 8:00 AM, and I got even hotter trimming Mia's toes. With the hot weather Mia's hooves are growing really fast, and since I cut back my riding on Fridays because of the heat I had a lot of rasping to do! …Continue
Added by Jackie Cochran on July 31, 2011 at 12:38pm — No Comments
Hot, humid, bad air quality, smog. Yep, that says it all about the weather in the summertime in the sunny, sunny South. At least WE are used to this type of weather, I feel so, so sorry for you people further North who are discovering what people living in the South have known all along. Summers can be as brutal as winters.
Last week both mares told me that I was not…Continue
Added by Jackie Cochran on July 24, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments
And what can I write about this week? For my lesson on Wednesday it was HOT and muggy. Then it cooled down on Friday, when I could not ride, it didn't even get up to 70 F, nice, cool and breezy. Now the heat is coming back in, this morning when I rode it was not too bad but the weathermen are predicting brutal heat by Wednesday. It was nice to have a break in the heat.
I finally got the reins fixed on my Spirit bridle so I could use them without getting distracted. Since Debbie is off showing at the NC State Fair this week I did not get a lesson, I could not even go out on Wednesday to ride since everybody was leaving early, right when I ride. So Friday I cheerfully got out to the stable, my son was with me so he could do most of the work! I got to trim Mia's hooves and for once she was not too kicky with her hind legs. So we…Continue
Since I finally found a tack repair guy willing to make the reins of my Spirit bridle shorter I could not use my Spirit bridle this week. Deprived of my new tack I sat looking at all my other bitless options and I remembered the sort of dead feeling contact with them. I decided to see if I was right with my hypothesis that the feel of the Spirit bridle was so much like that of a bit that I would have no problems switching back to a bit. So I sat looking at my…Continue