Jackie Cochran's Blog – January 2014 Archive (3)

The Polar Vortex Interferes With My Riding

Last week I got to ride twice.  Riding is out for this week, it is just too cold in the mornings!

Sunday the 19th I got to ride Cider.  I just walked since I was too weak to do anything more.  I tried the same aids for the shoulder-in I used on Mia, but I just got one or two slight hints of Cider actually doing a shoulder-in.  Now Cider used to be used for eventing so she has had at least some dressage training, so it could be that she had no idea of what…


Added by Jackie Cochran on January 30, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

I'm Still Walking



I seem to be slowly recovering from my latest MS exacerbation.  I’m still walking though some days are better than others as far as my mobility is concerned.  I do know that I am a lot better than I would be if I had not gotten to ride Mia this week.  My exhaustion is slowly abating but doing anything gets me tired quickly.

I did not get to ride at all the week of the big freeze, either the mornings were COLD (the worst one at 6° F on…


Added by Jackie Cochran on January 18, 2014 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

Mia Always Makes It Better

Right now I am fighting a Multiple sclerosis exacerbation (attack).  It started Monday, Dec. 30, 2013 around 6 or 7:00 PM.  Luckily years ago I figured out a homeopathic remedy that works with this particular type of exacerbation and after around three hours, when I was sure I was having an MS attack, I took it.

But once an attack starts it is hard to stop.  The neurologists can do it with a GRAM of corticosteroids a day for 5 days, but since I am developing a…


Added by Jackie Cochran on January 3, 2014 at 5:30pm — 3 Comments

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