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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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07-06-2019
12:29 AM - gottatrot mentioned bsms in post Why I Gotta Trot
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07-05-2019
11:52 PM - gottatrot mentioned bsms in post Why I Gotta Trot
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07-04-2019
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07-03-2019
04:39 PM - egrogan mentioned bsms in post My 2 Mares were stars on Trail today!
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06-29-2019
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06-27-2019
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06-26-2019
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06-25-2019
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06-24-2019
11:21 PM - SueC mentioned bsms in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
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06-22-2019
10:10 AM - bsms mentioned mmshiro in post Scared of my horse
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06-21-2019
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06-19-2019
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07-23-2019
11:40 AM - bsms quoted DanteDressageNerd in post Trotters, Arabians, Donkeys and Other People
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11:10 AM - bsms quoted Avna in post France Bans Whisker Trimming
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07-22-2019
08:23 PM - gottatrot quoted bsms in post Why I Gotta Trot
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07-21-2019
11:38 AM - Dustbunny quoted bsms in post France Bans Whisker Trimming
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07-20-2019
10:50 AM - gottatrot quoted bsms in post Why I Gotta Trot
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07-19-2019
01:32 PM - Avna quoted bsms in post France Bans Whisker Trimming
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07-18-2019
01:11 PM - bsms quoted jaydee in post I vow not to
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10:09 AM - bsms quoted Dragoon in post Why I Gotta Trot
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07-16-2019
08:22 PM - gottatrot quoted bsms in post Why I Gotta Trot
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07-15-2019
10:53 PM - mmshiro quoted bsms in post Frustrated by anxious horse
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07-12-2019
11:02 AM - bsms quoted Filou in post BLM's Wild Horses mtg in Boise, Idaho
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07-11-2019
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