Finally, an Acceptable Bit
This week, after the promised three weeks in the 23mm egg-butt stainless steel snaffle, I went back to experimenting with my new collection of titanium coated snaffle bits with Coach. Debbie and I both decided that, due to Coach's extreme fussiness with bits off contact, we should next try the titanium coated Mullen mouth snaffle. This bit addresses two of Coach's…Continue
Added by Jackie Cochran on September 29, 2018 at 11:03am — No Comments
We Survived Florence
Tropical storm Florence messed up my riding last week. While I got my lesson in, I did not ride Mia that Friday because I was afraid that the lowering air pressure would aggravate her arthritic joints and Sunday I did not ride because of the storm. But my power stayed on throughout the storm, I had the internet, and I did not have to go outside to take care of animals, so…Continue
Added by Jackie Cochran on September 22, 2018 at 12:30pm — No Comments
More Adventures in Trying Bits
I spent this week trying out my new bits on all three horses, Cider, Coach and Mia.
Last Sunday I rode Cider. She was still quite stiff from her arthritis though Shannon thinks that she has improved some on the arthritis supplement. I figured that a different bit would give her something new to…Continue
Added by Jackie Cochran on September 8, 2018 at 1:21pm — No Comments
It Seems Like Coach Prefers a Center Joint
This week I learned that Coach can communicate with great subtlety.
I was all excited when I got to the stable for my lesson on Wednesday. I had put my new three piece titanium coated “rainbow” egg-butt snaffle (with a lozenge) on my bridle to try out on Coach. When it came time to…Continue
Added by Jackie Cochran on September 1, 2018 at 2:10pm — No Comments