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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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05-30-2019
02:39 PM - bsms mentioned trailhorserider in post Is it possible?
... likely do fine." - trailhorserider Get a horse like ...
05-28-2019
09:05 AM - SueC mentioned bsms in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
... so well... Thanks, bsms and everyone else he...
05-27-2019
11:47 AM - bsms mentioned SueC in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
...and "elephant" - SueC That is fat shaming....
03:17 AM - SueC mentioned bsms in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
...tless, Knave, and bsms - and probably also ...
05-25-2019
07:01 PM - gottatrot mentioned bsms in post Why I Gotta Trot
...earning balance, as bsms said. Knave, it a...
02:56 PM - tinyliny mentioned bsms in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
...SO not overweight, bsms!!! I'd LOVE to be ...
11:42 AM - bsms mentioned SueC in post Sorry for the rant that follows
...t is getting better SueC provided I don't wea...
06:25 AM - egrogan mentioned bsms in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
...all it “chicken tv” bsms :grin: I miss all...
06:21 AM - SueC mentioned bsms in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
...t be on a dry lot, bsms, but they're in a so...
05-21-2019
09:47 PM - bsms mentioned tinyliny in post Desensitizing - How do you do it?
...OU for a way out" - tinyliny This! The only...
05-19-2019
09:50 AM - bsms mentioned loosie in post Jeans that don't rub in the thighs
loosie, I used to buy them ...
05-17-2019
07:51 PM - bsms mentioned updownrider in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
I haven't, updownrider, but I'll see if I c...
05-13-2019
07:00 AM - gottatrot mentioned bsms in post Why I Gotta Trot
...except you? What bsms posted is excellent....
01:52 AM - SueC mentioned bsms in post Why I Gotta Trot
bsms, it is so sad that s...
05-12-2019
11:37 PM - bsms mentioned SueC in post Why I Gotta Trot
SueC, I probably was stre...
08:51 PM - Knave mentioned bsms in post Why I Gotta Trot
... to read your posts bsms. I tend to fall on t...
08:44 PM - SueC mentioned bsms in post Why I Gotta Trot
bsms , were you stressed ...
05-10-2019
02:06 PM - SueC mentioned bsms in post Losing stirrups
...he human body here, bsms, but I did think whe...
05-05-2019
08:34 PM - SueC mentioned bsms in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
...e: to your pastor, bsms! :charge: :falloff:...
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05-30-2019
05:49 PM - trailhorserider quoted bsms in post Is it possible?
I've seen zero sign of va...
05-27-2019
08:17 PM - gottatrot quoted bsms in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
But in America, "fat sham...
03:32 PM - GracielaGata quoted bsms in post Jeans that don't rub in the thighs
...start rubbing: bsms, Your riding style i...
11:48 AM - bsms quoted gottatrot in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
Fat shaming. I guess I would d...
05-25-2019
02:19 PM - bsms quoted tinyliny in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
...a person, like me, who ha...
12:35 PM - bsms quoted SueC in post Why I Gotta Trot
...I hate riding in stron...
11:50 AM - bsms quoted egrogan in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
We call it “chicken tv” bsms...
05-21-2019
11:07 AM - egrogan quoted bsms in post My 2 Mares were stars on Trail today!
In my defense, Bandit out...
05-19-2019
05:12 AM - loosie quoted bsms in post Jeans that don't rub in the thighs
The cheap Wranglers ($17 ...
05-17-2019
04:16 PM - bsms quoted Knave in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
Have you read “Half-Broke ...
05-13-2019
07:00 AM - gottatrot quoted bsms in post Why I Gotta Trot
...except you? What bsms posted is excellent....
05-10-2019
02:06 PM - SueC quoted bsms in post Losing stirrups
...he human body here, bsms, but I did think whe...
05-09-2019
10:28 PM - gottatrot quoted bsms in post Why I Gotta Trot
BTW: Those two pictures a...
09:38 PM - duskexx quoted bsms in post Losing stirrups
As often, I'll be the con...
05-05-2019
04:50 PM - mmshiro quoted bsms in post Desensitizing - How do you do it?
But when I asked for help...
11:28 AM - bsms quoted boots in post Desensitizing - How do you do it?
...m I have with that, boots, is that it cuts bot...
05-04-2019
09:08 PM - gottatrot quoted bsms in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
I can't smell it and Band...
05-01-2019
08:40 PM - SueC quoted bsms in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
Any time Bandit & I are h...
02:18 PM - CopperLove quoted bsms in post Leg Position, Stirrup Length and Trail Riding
If my legs were long enou...
04-29-2019
06:55 PM - bsms quoted tinyliny in post Leg Position, Stirrup Length and Trail Riding
...A jumper , when actually s...

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