Jackie Cochran's Blog – March 2012 Archive (3)

Merlin Tests My Patience





     When I re-started riding Merlin 6 weeks ago Shannon warned me that Merlin would not move for anybody.  I told her I had thought over what I had done earlier and that I had decided that I had to change the way I rode Merlin, and that the BIG change was that I was willing to wait for Merlin to move from simple and light driving aids.  I also told her that I was prepared to ride him 5 times before I…


Added by Jackie Cochran on March 25, 2012 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

A Gnat Filled Morning


The weather here in the sunny South has been 20 degrees F higher than normal.  The weather forecasters have been telling us that we are getting May weather, not March weather.  Due to this we are now getting some bugs that are bad in May, namely gnats.  Millions of gnats.  Gnats in the ears, gnats flying up nostrils, gnats getting behind my glasses, luckily there is fly spray for the horses!  I am going to have to dig out my ear nets for the horses.  I just wish there were head nets…


Added by Jackie Cochran on March 18, 2012 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

It Looks Like Merlin is Cheering Up



This was not a very calm weekend, I got awaked by a robo-call at 3:00 AM Saturday morning about a tornado warning.  Luckily the local TV stations were following the weather so I saw that the real bad weather was not headed toward me and after an hour I finally got back to sleep.  Saturday when I woke up I learned that a tornado had passed a around 10 miles to the north, destroying several houses and pulling the…


Added by Jackie Cochran on March 4, 2012 at 2:30pm — 6 Comments

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