Jackie Cochran's Blog – June 2011 Archive (4)

Draw Reins for Jumping??????

I read something this week that totally mazed my mind.  Since I am unable to even think about anything else I guess I will write about it. 


On Barbara Ellin Fox's US Horsemanship blog she has a posting on the modern misuse of draw reins (the web address is at the end.)  As a general rule I do not like draw reins, I know that, in experienced well trained hands, they can be…


Added by Jackie Cochran on June 26, 2011 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

Well Horse, What do YOU Want?

I just got to ride once this week, this morning.  I missed some glorious low humidity and cooler riding weather this week because Debbie had her camp.  Now the heat and humidity are back.  At least my ice vest helps. 


As usual when I cannot ride I drowned my sorrows by reading a horse book.  This time it was "Equitation Science" by Greely & McLean, a book about the…


Added by Jackie Cochran on June 19, 2011 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

Walking in the Heat


This week it has been HOT and muggy down here in N.C..  My body is having some trouble adjusting to the heat this year, nothing major, but the heat came on so quickly!  I have really needed my canes to walk this week.  At least I can still ride at a walk! 


This all worked out good with Mia.  When I got to the stable Debbie's husband brought Mia up like he usually does,…


Added by Jackie Cochran on June 12, 2011 at 1:00pm — 3 Comments

Getting to Know Amira

I only got to ride once this week.  At least it was interesting!


Because of Mia's stone bruise I could not ride her this week.  So Debbie put me on Amira, another Arab mare who needs work.  Just what I needed, getting up on a new horse during a hot muggy day.  I am not at my best on hot muggy days, I do not notice as much, my intelligence goes down, and I am worse…


Added by Jackie Cochran on June 5, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments

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