Jackie Cochran's Blog – June 2013 Archive (4)

I Am Feeling So Much More Competent in the Saddle!


Summer weather has definitely arrived here, hot, muggy, and lots of afternoon thunderstorms.  NC has been in drought most of the past decade, but this year the rain seems to be determined to make up for the whole drought, we are 6 inches over “normal” instead of 6” below normal.  Everything goes “squish” now.

This time of year my seat riding usually disintegrates rapidly and the horses I ride get irritated at me for my unsteadiness, often telling me that I better…


Added by Jackie Cochran on June 30, 2013 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

Further Experiments in Increasing My Stability


Since the weather turned into summer down here in NC (hot and muggy) I have been getting pretty tired riding.  Two weeks ago the weather was particularly fine, cool and with low humidity, but Debbie was having a summer riding camp and I could not ride there.  Then the humidity came back but after riding only once in ten days, I am quite happy to be back riding three times a week and getting tired!

Because of the heat and humidity I tried to use my super, super, super…


Added by Jackie Cochran on June 23, 2013 at 4:00pm — 2 Comments

Further Rewards for my Increased Stability

This week has been full of rain down here in the Piedmont of North Carolina.  We’ve gotten about four inches of rain over the last seven days.  I just got to ride once.

Debbie had to go off Wednesday so I did not get my lesson.  I went out to the stable anyway, I wanted to see if Mia was still responding to my increased stability, and I also wanted to take care of her.  I was tired from a dentist appointment on Tuesday and I forgot to bring my hard hat,…


Added by Jackie Cochran on June 9, 2013 at 2:00am — No Comments

Are the Fabrics of our Stretch Breeches Responsible for Today's Less Than Perfect Riding?

My apologies for missing several weeks of blogs.  I was just too exhausted from riding and something had to give.  I refuse to cut down my riding if the weather is good, so I stopped writing my weekly blog. 

A few weeks ago I went to my “local” tack store and asked the owner to show me the coolest (as in not too warm) riding pants she had since the weather had gotten too hot for my wonderful full seat breeches.  She directed me to the Kerrits Flow Rise Performance…


Added by Jackie Cochran on June 2, 2013 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

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