Jackie Cochran's Blog – December 2015 Archive (3)

I Got to Ride Christmas Day!

I Got to Ride Christmas Day!

The last two weeks have been sort of odd.  First, my gut decided that something was not right and acted up too much to ride, and when I did ride I got exhausted after only 20 minutes in the saddle.  I got my gut issues under control enough so I could go see my oldest son finally get his PhD degree, a process that has taken many years.  Between all of this I just got to ride twice, a much needed ride on Cider so I could get back to walking steadily on my…

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Added by Jackie Cochran on December 26, 2015 at 11:31am — No Comments

Cider Responded, Mia Did Not

Cider Responded, Mia Did Not

Last Sunday I told Shannon to pick me up at my mailbox because my driveway now has major difficulties where it was dug up, now there is no place to turn a vehicle around on my land unless the driver wants to risk getting stuck.  Since I was not able to carry my dressage saddle down I told Shannon I would ride in the EZ-Fit saddle I gave her, and I was so glad that I did not have to worry about bringing a saddle!  But Shannon turns out to be much better at…

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Added by Jackie Cochran on December 12, 2015 at 4:18pm — 1 Comment

"Pushing Forward with the Stomach and Inwards with the Loins"

“Pushing Forward with the Stomach and Inwards with the Loins”

In the two weeks since my last post I rode only once.  Our glorious rain, that has filled the lakes, ponds, rivers and creeks, has really interfered with my riding.  Then last weekend I went with my husband on one of his frequent business trips up to the Northern area of Virginia near D.C..  As usual we went by various used book stores and I found a copy of “Dressage--The Art of Classical Riding” by Sylvia Loch.  I…

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Added by Jackie Cochran on December 5, 2015 at 3:00pm — No Comments

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