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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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12-28-2018
10:42 PM - SueC mentioned bsms in post Why I Gotta Trot
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12-25-2018
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12-24-2018
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12-23-2018
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12-20-2018
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12-19-2018
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12-16-2018
06:22 PM - gottatrot mentioned bsms in post Why teach/use a one rein stop?
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12-15-2018
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12-13-2018
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12-12-2018
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01-26-2019
01:42 AM - SueC quoted bsms in post Knee placement during the rising/posting trot
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01-24-2019
11:26 PM - COWCHICK77 quoted bsms in post Parelli Training???
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01-23-2019
11:39 AM - bsms quoted Knave in post Trotters, Arabians, Donkeys and Other People
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01-22-2019
06:50 AM - Hondo quoted bsms in post Why I Gotta Trot
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01-21-2019
10:00 PM - SueC quoted bsms in post Why I Gotta Trot
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if I were female, I suspe...
01-18-2019
10:20 PM - bsms quoted tinyliny in post Parelli Training???
...And, you are more than li...
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01-17-2019
10:52 PM - AnitaAnne quoted bsms in post Parelli Training???
A trainer who was license...
10:31 PM - bsms quoted tinyliny in post Parelli Training???
...I mean, if you were 6 feet...
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01-16-2019
03:54 PM - Dreamcatcher Arabians quoted bsms in post Nippy young horse? What to do?
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01-15-2019
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