When I arrived at Debbie’s barn her daughter, Sam, was hosing down a TALL chestnut mare’s left hock. Another mare had kicked her there during turnout, and it was swelling. When Debbie’s granddaughter led Bingo to me, I had her tie him up several stalls down from the wash stalls because the mare was not happy at all about being hosed. Then Sam had to get Debbie’s help because the mare refused, refused, and refused again to take her medicine. So I had to start…Continue
Added by Jackie Cochran on April 22, 2017 at 12:30pm — No Comments
Winter Tries to Return
This week was full of physical soreness for me, and changing weather for the horses.
When I arrived at Debbie’s stable Wednesday morning for my lesson I told Debbie that I was not up to much activity. That suited Debbie just fine; she had to give her soon to be endurance horse, the Arab gelding Tercel, another ride before her first formal long distance ride to get him used to his new endurance bridle and breastplate. She also wanted my opinion on how…Continue
Added by Jackie Cochran on April 8, 2017 at 12:05pm — No Comments
Bingo Tells Me That I Am Just Not Steady Enough
Wednesday morning was beautiful, cool enough so I could wear my Back on Track back and neck wraps and warm enough that I could wear my spring riding tights and just a light jacket against the remaining morning chill. The sun was shining, the breeze was balmy, and the horses were happily soaking up the sun.
I did not use the BOT hock boots, since Bingo had made painfully clear that he really does not like them. Of course,…Continue
Added by Jackie Cochran on April 1, 2017 at 11:52am — No Comments