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  1. kiwigirl
    10-05-2019 08:42 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 02:15 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 01:59 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 12:20 PM - 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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06-17-2017
10:21 PM - bsms mentioned mmshiro in post Ask-Tell-Demand
...t work. But like @mmshiro , my horse's yieldin...
06:59 PM - bsms mentioned knightrider in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
knightrider: Can't find the refe...
06-15-2017
05:44 PM - bsms mentioned gottatrot in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
...eah, I thought of @gottatrot and was glad we wer...
06-08-2017
06:23 PM - bsms mentioned MyTyPony in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
... a thread posted by MyTyPony ( http://www.horsefo...
12:59 AM - tinyliny mentioned bsms in post Respect under saddle?
bsms the kind of riding/t...
06-01-2017
11:57 AM - egrogan mentioned bsms in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
I'm with you @bsms . I look at some of ...
11:19 AM - bsms mentioned waresbear in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
...ed to hope for what waresbear wrote: But some hor...
05-28-2017
01:28 AM - bsms mentioned gottatrot in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
...d even years.... - gottatrot It?s Always Pain | ...
05-27-2017
01:50 PM - egrogan mentioned bsms in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
bsms, Izzy thought Bandit...
01:13 AM - horseluvr2524 mentioned bsms in post Why I Gotta Trot
bsms FWIW, we just did a...
05-26-2017
01:28 PM - horseluvr2524 mentioned bsms in post Why I Gotta Trot
...t two years, but as bsms said she has been kn...
05-24-2017
12:07 AM - gottatrot mentioned bsms in post Why I Gotta Trot
...ough on purpose, as bsms describes. He does ...
05-23-2017
04:57 PM - horseluvr2524 mentioned bsms in post Why I Gotta Trot
bsms lol on the mustang ...
04:20 PM - bsms mentioned Alhefner in post Why I Gotta Trot
...ms. In his journal, Alhefner mentions "working wi...
03:45 PM - Hondo mentioned bsms in post Why I Gotta Trot
bsms I just have a hard t...
05-22-2017
08:36 PM - bsms mentioned egrogan in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
...e to a post about @egrogan 's Izzy. In respon...
08:36 PM - bsms mentioned Hondo in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
...onse to a post by @Hondo , I added: My daugh...
05-21-2017
12:23 PM - AnitaAnne mentioned bsms in post Woman...cited after...she scared carriage horses with T.rex costume
bsms totally agree with y...
05-17-2017
03:47 PM - Foxhunter mentioned bsms in post Badminton XC 2017: how hard is too hard?
bsms. I agree with you on...
05-10-2017
03:58 AM - horseluvr2524 mentioned bsms in post Arabians
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10-26-2017
11:08 AM - Hondo quoted bsms in post Dominance Theory
In the clip from Cloud, t...
04:50 AM - Horsef quoted bsms in post How do I re-teach my horse to spook in place?
My approach to riding a s...
10-25-2017
08:53 PM - bsms quoted Hondo in post Dominance Theory
I learned another surprisi...
10-24-2017
09:43 PM - bsms quoted Hondo in post Dominance Theory
...I realize some people l...
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... @bsms , in regards to yo...
12:31 PM - bsms quoted Hondo in post Dominance Theory
Exactly, and that may be t...
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It seems to me the "Domin...
10-23-2017
09:34 PM - bsms quoted Hondo in post Dominance Theory
...And every professional ...
03:46 PM - bsms quoted Hondo in post Dominance Theory
But then you seemed to cri...
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Reiningcatsanddogs I reme...
01:29 PM - bsms quoted Hondo in post Dominance Theory
I understand you may belie...
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In fact, a non-rider migh...
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10-22-2017
11:19 PM - Hondo quoted bsms in post Dominance Theory
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10-21-2017
06:18 PM - Caledonian quoted bsms in post Reins
I use yacht rope, but I'm...
02:26 PM - Hondo quoted bsms in post Dominance Theory
I suspect it goes back at...
12:32 PM - bsms quoted Hondo in post Dominance Theory
...how that herd order can...
12:25 PM - bsms quoted Smilie in post Dominance Theory
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