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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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09-15-2019
05:18 PM - egrogan mentioned bsms in post My 2 Mares were stars on Trail today!
...by cacti, just like bsms always tells us abou...
11:32 AM - bsms mentioned gottatrot in post Why I Gotta Trot
... more positive." - gottatrot I think that is B...
09-12-2019
03:17 PM - gottatrot mentioned bsms in post Wild Horses & Burros Vs. Private Dometic Live Stock on Public Lands
...y were in pens like bsms has, and put four or...
09:56 AM - SueC mentioned bsms in post Trotters, Arabians, Donkeys and Other People
...as per photos bsms posted. It's a lot ...
09-11-2019
08:33 PM - SueC mentioned bsms in post Trotters, Arabians, Donkeys and Other People
...n part because when bsms gets researching, hi...
09-10-2019
07:45 PM - AndyTheCornbread mentioned bsms in post Where do I go from here?
...with the user name bsms I believe rides Auss...
09-09-2019
01:42 PM - CopperLove mentioned bsms in post Trotters, Arabians, Donkeys and Other People
bsms That's very awesome!...
11:02 AM - bsms mentioned Idrivetrotters in post Laying a horse down
I agree with Idrivetrotters. If someone trea...
12:19 AM - SueC mentioned bsms in post Trotters, Arabians, Donkeys and Other People
...e freezer please?", bsms? My strategy this...
09-08-2019
08:59 PM - SueC mentioned bsms in post A No Helmet Sport discussion
...eal risk - as per bsms's contribution to th...
06:14 PM - SueC mentioned bsms in post Trotters, Arabians, Donkeys and Other People
...nks for the photos, bsms, because photos are ...
09-07-2019
07:40 AM - SueC mentioned bsms in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
Oh dear, bsms , that's so difficul...
09-06-2019
04:07 PM - bsms mentioned SueC in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
...h the entire thing, SueC. My son was slender ...
09-02-2019
05:46 PM - LlamaPacker mentioned bsms in post New Eating Plan Sounds Great -- Way to Go!!!
... read this morning, bsms, in post #2004 about...
09-01-2019
11:33 AM - bsms mentioned SueC in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
...he DVD thru Netflix SueC. Don't use them for ...
08-31-2019
06:05 PM - bsms mentioned Avna in post dressage, what's the use? Convince me?
...ire using a bit." - Avna It is absolutely ...
03:33 PM - Avna mentioned bsms in post dressage, what's the use? Convince me?
bsms "Anyone who signs u...
08-30-2019
07:48 PM - SteadyOn mentioned bsms in post Every rider IS a trainer -- every time you interact with a horse
bsms, totally agree with ...
07:33 PM - bsms mentioned Avna in post Every rider IS a trainer -- every time you interact with a horse
...t you want. PS: Avna, I wish they had a l...
08-22-2019
03:02 PM - bsms mentioned tinyliny in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
...ong at its longest, tinyliny, and 70 feet wide at...

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09-15-2019
10:16 AM - Hondo quoted bsms in post Heels Down, Knees in.
Actually, you would be "a...
12:34 AM - bsms quoted Hondo in post Heels Down, Knees in.
The center of gravity or c...
09-12-2019
07:57 PM - Aprilswissmiss quoted bsms in post Canter Cues
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09-09-2019
07:49 PM - bsms quoted Foxhunter in post Laying a horse down
...but, how long do you think ...
03:55 PM - tinyliny quoted bsms in post Laying a horse down
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03:49 PM - bsms quoted Foxhunter in post Laying a horse down
...He thought nothing of thump...
02:01 PM - Foxhunter quoted bsms in post Laying a horse down
I agree with Idrivetro...
11:06 AM - bsms quoted Foxhunter in post Laying a horse down
I agree with Idrivetrotters...
09-08-2019
05:10 PM - SueC quoted bsms in post Why I Gotta Trot
I think we TRAIN people t...
11:00 AM - bsms quoted SueC in post Why I Gotta Trot
...The problem with a lot...
09-05-2019
09:15 AM - eiradeiaa quoted bsms in post What to wear
I love boots with a good ...
09-02-2019
08:40 AM - bsms quoted WildAbtHorses in post Wild Horses & Burros Vs. Private Dometic Live Stock on Public Lands
...Mia gets the mare to move backw...
09-01-2019
11:15 AM - bsms quoted gottatrot in post Why I Gotta Trot
...As I rode, I was thinking a...
04:17 AM - SueC quoted bsms in post Why I Gotta Trot
Kind of hard to like your...
04:08 AM - Jolien quoted bsms in post dressage, what's the use? Convince me?
"The first sentence is si...
02:19 AM - tinyliny quoted bsms in post dressage, what's the use? Convince me?
Tiny, before I'm off the ...
08-31-2019
08:37 PM - bsms quoted tinyliny in post dressage, what's the use? Convince me?
...but my 2 years of dressage...
08:27 PM - bsms quoted lostastirrup in post dressage, what's the use? Convince me?
...And as someone who frequently ...
07:26 PM - lostastirrup quoted bsms in post dressage, what's the use? Convince me?
It is absolutely true. If...
06:50 PM - gottatrot quoted bsms in post dressage, what's the use? Convince me?
I am not in any way denig...

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