I Try to Make My Thighs a Corridor for the Horses’ Spines
The heat has arrived. Day after day of highs above 95 F with lows above 75 F, and by the time I get the horse ready I am already drinking lots of water and feeling HOT.
On Sunday I got to ride Cider and try out my new thigh strategy in getting her to move straighter. My grandson Will was getting to ride Magic the second time and he looked a lot more confident! While Shannon concentrated on teaching Will to…Continue
Added by Jackie Cochran on July 30, 2016 at 2:30pm — No Comments
Gee, I have Written 300 Blogs so far on Barnmice!
A little over seven years ago, I started writing blogs on Barnmice. I appreciate my readers (though a little more feedback would be appreciated) for continuing to read about my boring rides, stuck in the riding ring, proceeding mostly at a walk. I do hope that you, the reader, have been inspired by my writings to listen to your horse!
Last Sunday Shannon figured out how to put my new Amigo Fly Rider flysheet on the…Continue
Added by Jackie Cochran on July 23, 2016 at 1:43pm — No Comments
I Finally Got My Grandson Up On a Horse!
During the decades that I owned horses, I had a fantasy of horses in my grandkids lives. However real life interfered long before my grandson appeared on the scene. Since I no longer have horses my grandson did not get to meet horses, and I could not just pop him up on a trusted horse.
But now I have a big enough house to have a spare bedroom, so my son, Tally, and grandson, Will, can stay overnight, and since they live just a few…Continue
Added by Jackie Cochran on July 16, 2016 at 11:11am — No Comments
I Just Ride at a Walk Until I Get Heat Sick
The past three weeks I have been sick, again. My digestive system has decided it does not like food and that it does not particularly want to digest food. Between constant nausea and diarrhea that will not quit permanently, I have spent most of my time collapsed in my bed. However, after one week in bed I ended up with horrible back spasms, so I have been trying to ride as much as possible, at a walk since I am so darn weak. I am hoping…Continue
Added by Jackie Cochran on July 9, 2016 at 12:33pm — No Comments