Jackie Cochran's Blog – April 2015 Archive (4)

The Heron is Back

     

   

I did not get to ride Cider last week, it rained.

So on Tuesday I called up Debbie to see who I would be riding for my lesson on Wednesday, and I found out she was still up at her mother’s and I would not get my lesson.  At least I found out before I got to the stable with the wrong tack.

I just got to ride Mia this week.  Luckily both rides were with ideal spring weather, sort of cool in the mornings (upper 40’s F), sunny, and rapidly warming.   On…

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Added by Jackie Cochran on April 25, 2015 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

I Really Tried to Make My Leg Muscles Sore





During my two rides this week I worked on my gripping muscles. Of course, before I work on my gripping muscles, I have to make sure that I do not end up squeezing myself out of the saddle. Concentrating on keeping my heels and my knees down, I did succeed at practicing gripping with my calf without ruining the basic security of my seat.

Sunday was a marvelous day to ride Cider, my only complication is that I accidentally took Mia‘s bridle (with the Wellep bit)…

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Added by Jackie Cochran on April 18, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

The Dark Side of Spring--GNATS!

Last Sunday was a marvelous Spring day—no gnats, sunny, warm, with a delightful breeze, and  Shannon's grass…

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Added by Jackie Cochran on April 11, 2015 at 3:30pm — No Comments

I Just Got to Ride Mia Last Week



   

Last week was sort of frustrating.  When I called Shannon to ride on Sunday she told me that she and her husband had to finish a job, and since they run their own business I understood, small businesses depend on their reputations.  Good ones get the job done.  Then Debbie called me Tuesday to tell me I could not have my lesson because they were going to give all their horses their spring shots Wednesday morning.  Well, the small Dy’on blinkers I had ordered came quickly and…

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Added by Jackie Cochran on April 4, 2015 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

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