Jackie Cochran's Blog – November 2011 Archive (3)

The Beginning of Flight Without Wings


I am so fortunate, I am getting to ride three horses a week now regularly!  The last time I got to ride three (well at one time it was five) horses in a week was back decades ago and I owned all the horses.  On the good days, when it is cool and the sun shines, I miss feeding and taking care of my horses, but when it is bitter, windy, and cold or super hot and muggy I am so grateful I no longer have to get out there to…


Added by Jackie Cochran on November 27, 2011 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

The Gods Laughed


All the times I've ridden the new Arab gelding, Mick, Debbie and I have been trying to find out the 12 to 20 problems that came with Mick.  First the saddle, Debbie trailered Mick down to the good tack shop to consult their saddle fitter and they found a saddle for his young rider that fit both horse and rider.  Then Debbie had a problem that Mick's adult riders (he already has a fan base at the stable) could not…


Added by Jackie Cochran on November 20, 2011 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

A New Type of Turning for Me

Last week, riding on three horses, I tried out the new (for me) technique for turning described in Jean Luc Cornille's blog "Lateral Bending and Transversal Rotation Part 2." 


When riding Forward Seat turning is rather simple, the rider uses the inside leading rein for gradual turns, the inside rein of direct opposition for a sharper turn, always advancing the outside…


Added by Jackie Cochran on November 6, 2011 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

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