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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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07-26-2019
11:48 AM - bsms mentioned gottatrot in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
...hinking about what gottatrot and others have writ...
07-23-2019
02:03 PM - bsms mentioned Avna in post France Bans Whisker Trimming
...y, I agree with you Avna. Hell will freeze so...
07-22-2019
11:17 PM - COWCHICK77 mentioned bsms in post Movie: "Down the Fence"
... agree with you bsms. I fell out of lov...
11:16 PM - Knave mentioned bsms in post Why I Gotta Trot
bsms I really need to sto...
07-21-2019
11:06 AM - Knave mentioned bsms in post Trotters, Arabians, Donkeys and Other People
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01:59 AM - SueC mentioned bsms in post Trotters, Arabians, Donkeys and Other People
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07-19-2019
12:45 PM - Knave mentioned bsms in post Why I Gotta Trot
...he misunderstanding bsms. I thought you used ...
11:12 AM - Knave mentioned bsms in post Why I Gotta Trot
...hat everyone’s fear bsms? We fear we are the ...
10:43 AM - bsms mentioned gottatrot in post Why I Gotta Trot
...e is a question: Is gottatrot drawn to special hor...
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
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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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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
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07-08-2019
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... If you are right, tinyliny, then part of why he...

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08-10-2019
04:32 PM - bsms quoted WildAbtHorses in post Wild Horses & Burros Vs. Private Dometic Live Stock on Public Lands
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08-09-2019
12:12 PM - gottatrot quoted bsms in post Why I Gotta Trot
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11:57 AM - kewpalace quoted bsms in post Just a Trail Horse - Discussion.
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08-08-2019
02:26 PM - avjudge quoted bsms in post e-mail from George Morris
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08-06-2019
02:59 PM - ApuetsoT quoted bsms in post Just a Trail Horse - Discussion.
Wow. Questionable soundne...
11:40 AM - bsms quoted ApuetsoT in post Just a Trail Horse - Discussion.
Most of the trail horses I kn...
03:22 AM - loosie quoted bsms in post Riding fear
If you can't do X, do hal...
08-02-2019
02:16 PM - pasomountain quoted bsms in post Wild Horses & Burros Vs. Private Dometic Live Stock on Public Lands
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07-31-2019
11:21 AM - bsms quoted WildAbtHorses in post Wild Horses & Burros Vs. Private Dometic Live Stock on Public Lands
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07-29-2019
08:52 PM - trailhorserider quoted bsms in post How big should my horse be?
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08:37 PM - SteadyOn quoted bsms in post How big should my horse be?
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07-27-2019
08:02 PM - gottatrot quoted bsms in post Why I Gotta Trot
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08:00 PM - bsms quoted farmpony84 in post Steering with my legs..
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