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  1. kiwigirl
    10-05-2019 07:42 PM - permalink
    kiwigirl
    Hi bsms, my name is Steph, I'm based in NZ.

    Due to current events and drastic law changes here in NZ my husband and I are seriously considering immigrating to the US. Our customer base is already 90% American and we have met some wonderful friends all over the States through our business. Talking to various friends and based on our business stats,because of the nature of our business we have short listed our move to possibly New Mexico, Arizona or Texas.

    My concern is this: I have no idea how to keep a horse in an arid environment. I am in Taranaki where grass is plentiful and hay is cheap. My question is how much land is required to keep one horse in a desert area? How much land versus needing /not needing to buy supplementary fodder? Of all my worries about moving to another country it is my absolute ignorance in horse maintenance in an alien (to me) environment that worries me the most.

    Any advice would be most welcome.
    Sincerely,
    Steph. (kiwigirl)
  2. 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!
  3. 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
  4. 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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03-10-2019
12:35 PM - bsms mentioned Volvo in post That scary canter/lope....
... them go faster." - Volvo You can hold on t...
12:44 AM - gottatrot mentioned bsms in post Trotters, Arabians, Donkeys and Other People
...have available. As bsms has been describing,...
03-08-2019
05:33 PM - SueC mentioned bsms in post Trotters, Arabians, Donkeys and Other People
...he's been re-homed, bsms? Do you know if she...
04:42 PM - bsms mentioned SueC in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
...s for the comments, SueC. I'll reply on your ...
04:19 PM - SueC mentioned bsms in post Trotters, Arabians, Donkeys and Other People
...feeding I wrote for bsms on his journal, whic...
03-05-2019
09:47 PM - bsms mentioned SouthernTrails in post Western saddles & spine clearance
...ne deliberately by SouthernTrails, who doesn't seem to...
09:27 AM - Knave mentioned bsms in post Why I Gotta Trot
...ometimes it is like bsms said too. Maybe hors...
06:32 AM - gottatrot mentioned bsms in post Why I Gotta Trot
...sure which parts of bsms' post to highlight. ...
03-04-2019
02:46 AM - gottatrot mentioned bsms in post Why I Gotta Trot
...s fair. As I think bsms said, does the horse...
03-02-2019
10:36 PM - bsms mentioned gottatrot in post Why I Gotta Trot
^^ Yes...the Gottatrot Home for Horses Who ...
07:49 PM - Knave mentioned bsms in post Why I Gotta Trot
bsms I don’t think that w...
06:42 PM - bsms mentioned AndyTheCornbread in post Why I Gotta Trot
... think I mentioned, AndyTheCornbread, Bandit's former own...
02:17 PM - AndyTheCornbread mentioned bsms in post Why I Gotta Trot
bsms When I was younger f...
02-18-2019
10:29 PM - SueC mentioned bsms in post Explain breeches to me
...ything. Anyway, bsms and Golden Horse bo...
08:55 PM - AndyTheCornbread mentioned bsms in post Branding Horses
bsms that is because thos...
02-12-2019
01:54 PM - lostastirrup mentioned bsms in post Still hands / Contact
...ate occurs. I think bsms has some valid point...
01:25 PM - tinyliny mentioned bsms in post Still hands / Contact
...must have been like bsms was saying; loud sh...
03:14 AM - bsms mentioned gottatrot in post Still hands / Contact
...e falls apart." - gottatrot When I took lesso...
02-09-2019
01:43 PM - bsms mentioned Jemmalibby in post Doesn’t like contact in the mouth
...e2011.pdf For Jemmalibby: A couple of options...
02-06-2019
08:22 PM - gottatrot mentioned bsms in post Why I Gotta Trot
...reat features. bsms, I'll be interested ...

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04-14-2019
12:21 PM - bsms quoted horselovinguy in post Tell me HOW this bit works?
...Minimal contact is whisper soft...
10:34 AM - horselovinguy quoted bsms in post Tell me HOW this bit works?
Of course, in western rid...
04-13-2019
08:11 PM - Captain Evil quoted bsms in post Tell me HOW this bit works?
... your point on this bsms, and I agree, and ye...
03:22 PM - SueC quoted bsms in post Leg Position, Stirrup Length and Trail Riding
But I know what I like in...
07:43 AM - greentree quoted bsms in post Discipline vs. Punishment
From the US Cavalry manua...
01:53 AM - SueC quoted bsms in post Leg Position, Stirrup Length and Trail Riding
I can stand in the bed of...
04-11-2019
02:05 PM - SilverMaple quoted bsms in post Tell me HOW this bit works?
Fads can infect all style...
04-10-2019
05:00 PM - bsms quoted Celeste in post Leg Position, Stirrup Length and Trail Riding
bsms Who sells those? Can y...
04-08-2019
10:33 PM - bsms quoted Idrivetrotters in post Shanked Snaffle
tinyliny, here is another complicat...
08:14 PM - bsms quoted tinyliny in post Shanked Snaffle
...This has really nothing to...
04-07-2019
09:24 PM - tinyliny quoted bsms in post Don't Don't . . verses . . . Do Do!
[QUOTE=bsms;1970703097]Watching ...
06:07 PM - loosie quoted bsms in post Don't Don't . . verses . . . Do Do!
Watching his example, I d...
04-06-2019
11:39 AM - Avna quoted bsms in post Sustainability in the Horse World
Without a continuous rive...
10:33 AM - bsms quoted Avna in post Sustainability in the Horse World
...Without a continuous r...
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My hay comes from out of ...
06:37 AM - SueC quoted bsms in post Sustainability in the Horse World
My hay comes from out of ...
03:16 AM - tinyliny quoted bsms in post Sustainability in the Horse World
My hay comes from out of ...
04-04-2019
07:42 PM - SueC quoted bsms in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
Arizona's population prob...
06:23 PM - gottatrot quoted bsms in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
We also seem to get a lot...
11:54 AM - bsms quoted xxBarry Godden in post Leg Position, Stirrup Length and Trail Riding
I vary between 3 stirrup lengths, a...

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