Jackie Cochran's Blog – September 2010 Archive (3)

Considering Which Technique to Use

I am now faced with a minor problem with my riding. I am finally at a point that I can consider riding at an intermediate level more when I ride with my riding teacher, Debbie. It has taken me 3 YEARS to get to this point, because I have had to grow new neurons to replace those taken by the MS. Due to Debbie's wonderful teaching I now have a pretty stable lower leg, my knees are often in the right place, my shoulders are working properly, and I've even managed to…


Added by Jackie Cochran on September 26, 2010 at 10:30am — 4 Comments

The Horses Notice Every Change in my Body

The end of summer, and the beginning of fall. Beautiful cool mornings that turn into blast furnace afternoons. This time of year can be difficult for me while riding, the cooler morning temperatures mean it is too cold to wear my ice vest, but as my core body temperature rises during my ride the outside temperature is also rising. This means at the beginning of my rides my body works pretty well, but during the ride my nervous system deteriorates, and the horses…


Added by Jackie Cochran on September 12, 2010 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

Cider Forgives Me

This morning's weather was marvelous, just in the 60's F when I rode. No ice vest, no Cool Cap. It felt odd.


After my last ride on Cider two weeks ago I put a lot of thought into how I could improve things. The first thing I did was change from the Wellep Lever Cheek single jointed snaffle to the regular Wellep Full Cheek single jointed…


Added by Jackie Cochran on September 5, 2010 at 12:30pm — No Comments

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