Jackie Cochran's Blog – June 2010 Archive (4)

A Good Reason to Count to Ten



A year or so back I was searching the Web for unusual horsie sites and I ran into horsetrainingresources.com, run by Charlie Hicks. Though most of the stuff on this site is for the Western rider (reining emphasis) and is based on older American horse training, I signed up for his e-mails since I am willing to learn from any source.
I am VERY GLAD I did so.…

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Added by Jackie Cochran on June 27, 2010 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

An Accidental Bump on the Mouth



I just got to ride once this week, and I am having to get used to getting up a half-hour earlier so I can escape the worst effects of the heat. It isn't too easy for me to change what I do, and getting up earlier is among the things that I find hard to adjust too, but anything to escape the heat.

My ride went pretty well, Mia seems to like the Wellep bit fine, even with my hands deteriorating in the heat. No contact or light…

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Added by Jackie Cochran on June 20, 2010 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

A Wonderful Ride on Cider with the Wellep Lever Cheek Bit



Today Shannon asked me to come out early, 8:00 AM because today it is HOT and HUMID. I am so glad she did as it was in the upper 70's F when I got to the farm. Later on today it will be in the mid 90's F, and the humidity is about 90%. A real North Carolina summer. At least we are getting rain this year, lovely thunderstorms that have driven away the danger of going back into our years long drought.

I had gotten the Wellep…

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Added by Jackie Cochran on June 13, 2010 at 11:30am — No Comments

Even Mia Likes the Wellep Bit



This week I got to try the Wellep single jointed snaffle bit on Mia. I brought both Mia's bridle with the JP Dr. Bristol and the bridle I used on Cider last week with the Wellep bit so that Debbie could make a choice. After listening to how Cider reacted to the bit Debbie decided it would be worthwhile to try the Wellep bit on Mia. Debbie had a little trouble getting the bit into her mouth, Mia saw it and did not know what to think of it, just that it was a…

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Added by Jackie Cochran on June 6, 2010 at 11:30am — No Comments

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