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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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11-26-2016
12:16 AM - gottatrot mentioned bsms in post Why I Gotta Trot
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11-25-2016
04:53 PM - bsms mentioned knightrider in post Why I Gotta Trot
...^^ Sounds like Mia, knightrider. The day I jumped of...
12:04 PM - bsms mentioned tinyliny in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
...our perspectives, @tinyliny and @Bondre . I w...
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..., @tinyliny and @Bondre . I was prepared to...
11-24-2016
07:57 PM - bsms mentioned knightrider in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
...han I." quoted by @knightrider I don't like to ad...
06:24 AM - Hondo mentioned bsms in post Pat Parelli's and Dennis Reis' position on Flooding
...he link was one of bsms's. I need to start a...
11-22-2016
03:31 PM - bsms mentioned Smilie in post Pat Parelli's and Dennis Reis' position on Flooding
...sk less of him" - @Smilie Might the differen...
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...ing to another."( @Reiningcatsanddogs ), Then the horse'...
11-21-2016
01:52 PM - bsms mentioned TXhorseman in post Pat Parelli's and Dennis Reis' position on Flooding
...inate the fear."- @TXhorseman That describes Ban...
10:55 AM - jgnmoose mentioned bsms in post Pat Parelli's and Dennis Reis' position on Flooding
...was at a walk. bsms is struggling with a...
07:13 AM - Hondo mentioned bsms in post Pat Parelli's and Dennis Reis' position on Flooding
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11-18-2016
05:54 PM - gottatrot mentioned bsms in post Male and Female Saddles
...athletes could. As bsms points out, muscle s...
04:25 PM - Avna mentioned bsms in post Male and Female Saddles
bsms, it is true that gen...
11:47 AM - bsms mentioned egrogan in post Macarena and Flamenca, 2015
...miliar territory" - egrogan Bandit might be rel...
11:44 AM - bsms mentioned Bondre in post Macarena and Flamenca, 2015
...ery gradually." - @Bondre Are you sure she d...
11-16-2016
10:57 AM - egrogan mentioned bsms in post My 2 Mares were stars on Trail today!
...ittle. I thought of bsms as it was garbage da...
11-15-2016
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05:56 PM - Cammey mentioned bsms in post Harry D. Chamberlin - Riding and Schooling Horses
...m very thankful to bsms for recommending thi...
11-12-2016
09:04 PM - gottatrot mentioned bsms in post Why I Gotta Trot
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11-11-2016
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...nds in the seat." - phantomhorse13 That makes no sense...

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08-03-2017
12:39 PM - Acadianartist quoted bsms in post Kodak spooked again... and I have a concussion
My horses and I all only ...
08-02-2017
01:23 PM - k9kenai quoted bsms in post People got me depressed...
I guess my point is this:...
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01:17 AM - bsms quoted Smilie in post Kodak spooked again... and I have a concussion
...s for body control, Smilie, we've argued enough...
08-01-2017
09:02 PM - horseluvr2524 quoted bsms in post Kodak spooked again... and I have a concussion
Early on, when I first st...
08:26 PM - bsms quoted Acadianartist in post Kodak spooked again... and I have a concussion
...That's three incidents of her h...
03:54 PM - GMA100 quoted bsms in post People got me depressed...
It makes me sad to see th...
12:20 PM - bsms quoted Joel Reiter in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
Speaking of safety on horses, th...
07-31-2017
06:49 PM - gottatrot quoted bsms in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
For me, riding two handed...
07:38 AM - egrogan quoted bsms in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
I often give offense with...
07-30-2017
11:58 AM - bsms quoted egrogan in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
...Of course a helmet is not...
07-29-2017
11:50 AM - boots quoted bsms in post Horse Talk for people over 50
If I rode all day in the ...
02:04 AM - gottatrot quoted bsms in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
Over 9 years of riding, a...
07-28-2017
01:46 PM - phantomhorse13 quoted bsms in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
Mia's sire was Gazarr++: ...
07-27-2017
01:20 PM - bsms quoted egrogan in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
...nd of a response to egrogan's thread & post: Ye...
07-25-2017
05:39 PM - phantomhorse13 quoted bsms in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
They talk about "Forward,...
07-24-2017
02:27 PM - bsms quoted Hoofpic in post Should lessons be stopped if the rider requests for it to due to them being scared?
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10:51 AM - bsms quoted Horsef in post Should lessons be stopped if the rider requests for it to due to them being scared?
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