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  1. CopperLove
    07-01-2019 01:15 PM - permalink
    CopperLove
    Some time ago, on a thread of mine inquiring about riding position and trail riding, you gave me the advice to "slouch" when feeling tense or anxious if I was having problems leaning back/sitting up instead of leaning too far forward. I went on my first real trail ride on Friday of around 4 hours or so, and reminding myself to "slouch" when I did not have the capacity to otherwise relax or adjust my position helped tremendously! While my riding is so far from pretty, I did not come out of my saddle on the rougher down-hill slopes, so that surely counts for something. So, thanks again!
  2. bsms
    11-28-2018 12:59 PM - permalink
    bsms
    No idea how the visitor messages work. I hope if I reply here, it will be visible to TXhorseman. I'll try and see...

    Hmmm...my response was 7,717 characters and only 1,000 are allowed. So I'm transferring it to my journal thread:

    https://www.horseforum.com/member-jo...post1970639681
  3. TXhorseman
    11-28-2018 11:20 AM - permalink
    TXhorseman
    Hello, bsms.

    My desire in "Learning to ride...." was to warn against too much emphasis on pressure. Perhaps, I shouldn’t have included the idea of the outside leg blocking the haunches.

    A horse's skeleton seems to negate bending to match an arc, though the spine can rotate as well as bend laterally. Still, the image helps teach lateral bending of the body – to whatever extent – as well as the neck.

    Regarding training: I know little of the French language, but could probably get a French speaker to turn with me if we were walking casually with my arm around the French speaker’s shoulders. If I turn, the French speaker would probably turn with me.

    A relaxed horse responds to subtle influences. Not knowing its training, I can usually obtain a stop without reins after a few minutes getting the horse accustomed to my body moving with its body. I, then use changes in my body to influence the horse. If I stop moving, the horse usually stops moving.

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07-16-2019
01:40 AM - gottatrot mentioned bsms in post Why I Gotta Trot
...ks can be ridden. bsms commented on this in...
07-14-2019
10:28 AM - bsms mentioned gottatrot in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
...started to reply to gottatrot 's thread, but as so...
07-12-2019
07:05 PM - bsms mentioned pasomountain in post BLM's Wild Horses mtg in Boise, Idaho
...ticle you link to pasomountain is beyond stupid. Be...
06:18 PM - AndyTheCornbread mentioned bsms in post BLM's Wild Horses mtg in Boise, Idaho
...ough the roof. bsms is correct, managed ...
05:35 PM - bsms mentioned Knave in post BLM's Wild Horses mtg in Boise, Idaho
...n TV. Just read Knave 's reply. Like some ...
07-11-2019
10:03 PM - boots mentioned bsms in post Wild Horses & Burros Vs. Private Dometic Live Stock on Public Lands
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11:20 AM - bsms mentioned AnitaAnne in post 50,000 Wild Horses in pens & the BLM
...u leave them alone, AnitaAnne, they will utterly d...
01:53 AM - Filou mentioned bsms in post BLM's Wild Horses mtg in Boise, Idaho
bsms Well, they ship the...
07-10-2019
03:44 PM - ACinATX mentioned bsms in post 50,000 Wild Horses in pens & the BLM
...these horses. Like bsms said, most of these ...
07-09-2019
05:59 PM - egrogan mentioned bsms in post Important Talk on Animal Training
...s. I don't know @bsms, some people can ach...
07-08-2019
10:40 AM - bsms mentioned tinyliny in post Sitting trot: Do hips swing side to side?
... If you are right, tinyliny, then part of why he...
07-07-2019
06:31 PM - gottatrot mentioned bsms in post Sitting trot: Do hips swing side to side?
bsms, I think Bandit is p...
12:25 AM - gottatrot mentioned bsms in post Sitting trot: Do hips swing side to side?
...on the up beat (see bsms' photo), keeping his...
07-06-2019
12:29 AM - gottatrot mentioned bsms in post Why I Gotta Trot
..duplicate
07-05-2019
11:52 PM - gottatrot mentioned bsms in post Why I Gotta Trot
...tion, but I thought bsms and egrogan had good...
07-04-2019
03:07 PM - egrogan mentioned bsms in post Why I Gotta Trot
bsms- I've become a fan o...
10:11 AM - bsms mentioned mmshiro in post Overposting and quiet hands help?
...I mostly agree with mmshiro although there isn't...
07-03-2019
04:39 PM - egrogan mentioned bsms in post My 2 Mares were stars on Trail today!
bsms, I truly do love New...
01:24 PM - egrogan mentioned bsms in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
...e a good ride today bsms! I was laughing thin...
06-29-2019
02:11 AM - gottatrot mentioned bsms in post Why I Gotta Trot
...thinking about what bsms said about Rollkur, ...

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07-18-2019
01:11 PM - bsms quoted jaydee in post I vow not to
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10:26 AM - mmshiro quoted bsms in post I vow not to
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10:09 AM - bsms quoted Dragoon in post Why I Gotta Trot
...I have little to teach hi...
07-16-2019
08:22 PM - gottatrot quoted bsms in post Why I Gotta Trot
Knave, I was kind of joki...
07-15-2019
10:53 PM - mmshiro quoted bsms in post Frustrated by anxious horse
Good riding is supposed t...
07-12-2019
11:02 AM - bsms quoted Filou in post BLM's Wild Horses mtg in Boise, Idaho
The 11k horses removed do ...
10:45 AM - Filou quoted bsms in post BLM's Wild Horses mtg in Boise, Idaho
For fiscal year 2018: ...
07-11-2019
08:30 PM - bsms quoted Filou in post BLM's Wild Horses mtg in Boise, Idaho
Ok bsms... Personally, ...
12:01 PM - AnitaAnne quoted bsms in post 50,000 Wild Horses in pens & the BLM
If you leave them alone, ...
09:49 AM - bsms quoted Filou in post BLM's Wild Horses mtg in Boise, Idaho
Well, they ship them inter...
07-10-2019
09:28 PM - Filou quoted bsms in post BLM's Wild Horses mtg in Boise, Idaho
The harsh truth is one ca...
08:54 PM - bsms quoted Filou in post BLM's Wild Horses mtg in Boise, Idaho
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08:24 PM - COWCHICK77 quoted bsms in post BLM's Wild Horses mtg in Boise, Idaho
But in truth? A 30-06 is ...
03:44 PM - ACinATX quoted bsms in post 50,000 Wild Horses in pens & the BLM
...these horses. Like bsms said, most of these ...
10:10 AM - bsms quoted LoriF in post BLM's Wild Horses mtg in Boise, Idaho
This happens everyday to p...
08:28 AM - gottatrot quoted bsms in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
Glad you don't mind a lit...
06:28 AM - LoriF quoted bsms in post BLM's Wild Horses mtg in Boise, Idaho
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07-09-2019
11:29 PM - bsms quoted LoriF in post BLM's Wild Horses mtg in Boise, Idaho
I vote re introduction of ...
11:07 PM - bsms quoted gottatrot in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
I hope you won't think I'm arg...
05:59 PM - egrogan quoted bsms in post Important Talk on Animal Training
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