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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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11-15-2016
11:04 PM - Alhefner mentioned bsms in post Starting again...
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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
...sing saddle fit on @bsms's journal. http://ww...
11-11-2016
08:36 PM - bsms mentioned phantomhorse13 in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
...nds in the seat." - phantomhorse13 That makes no sense...
08:12 PM - Alhefner mentioned bsms in post Starting again...
bsms that makes sense! I ...
11-09-2016
10:09 AM - bsms mentioned tinyliny in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
...l defense system."- tinyliny Bandit's difficulti...
11-08-2016
11:53 AM - horseluvr2524 mentioned bsms in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
... get back to that. bsms I also do not under...
11-07-2016
07:52 PM - gottatrot mentioned bsms in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
... tinyliny, egrogan, bsms) lament about leanin...
05:51 PM - Eole mentioned bsms in post Horse Talk for people over 50
@bsms Bandit looks good. Y...
11-06-2016
12:31 AM - Cammey mentioned bsms in post Trials and Tribulations of the Adult Beginner
...lin - recommend by bsms. It just really made...
11-05-2016
09:22 PM - bsms mentioned SouthernTrails in post Horse Talk for people over 50
...a half-mustang in a SouthernTrails slick fork saddle. :...
05:10 PM - bsms mentioned tinyliny in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
...lign with theirs" - tinyliny I thought about tak...
03:47 PM - bsms mentioned tinyliny in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
In your post, @tinyliny , you wrote: . "...m...
11-03-2016
06:43 PM - bsms mentioned Prairie in post My Journey in Becoming a Strong Leader
...e most part..." - @Prairie A forward seat is...
03:53 PM - bsms mentioned Hoofpic in post My Journey in Becoming a Strong Leader
... in the saddle. " - Hoofpic I started riding by...
10-31-2016
10:49 PM - gottatrot mentioned bsms in post My Journey in Becoming a Strong Leader
...g or the custom one bsms posted. In my exper...
06:18 PM - phantomhorse13 mentioned bsms in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
bsms : I am so very sorry...
12:09 PM - jenkat86 mentioned bsms in post My Journey in Becoming a Strong Leader
bsms you are absolutely r...
10-30-2016
07:38 PM - gottatrot mentioned bsms in post My Journey in Becoming a Strong Leader
...agree slightly with bsms and the issue of a d...
10-29-2016
12:30 AM - Alhefner mentioned bsms in post Horse Talk for people over 50
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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?
...It has to be tough to rid...
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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?
...and came to a conclusion...
07-23-2017
05:44 PM - bsms quoted egrogan in post My 2 Mares were stars on Trail today!
...but I truly believe this ...
07-20-2017
10:54 AM - bsms quoted LoriF in post Wild horses - unicorns or pests?
Humans, in general, are th...
10:22 AM - bsms quoted Alhefner in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
I neck rein closer to how a p...
07-19-2017
11:23 PM - AtokaGhosthorse quoted bsms in post Wild horses - unicorns or pests?
How can anyone oppose sav...
11:14 PM - bsms quoted LoriF in post Wild horses - unicorns or pests?
...Get rid of the cattle a...
09:39 PM - loosie quoted bsms in post Wild horses - unicorns or pests?
I have no idea where we w...
03:08 PM - bsms quoted Dobiegal in post Arab gelding refuses to go forward
...He's a smart boy and a thi...
07-18-2017
10:49 AM - bsms quoted trailhorserider in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
On the subject of sneakers, I ride i...
02:09 AM - Smilie quoted bsms in post Arab gelding refuses to go forward
That makes a lot of sense...
01:42 AM - trailhorserider quoted bsms in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
They look pretty tempting...
07-17-2017
11:52 PM - bsms quoted LoveGus in post Blm
He's a pretty boy :) He is ...
06:07 PM - bsms quoted Smilie in post Arab gelding refuses to go forward
...It is also why I suggest...
04:06 PM - phantomhorse13 quoted bsms in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
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12:03 PM - bsms quoted Smilie in post Arab gelding refuses to go forward
I tried the Get a Bigger Wh...
09:29 AM - egrogan quoted bsms in post My 2 Mares were stars on Trail today!
...hat you're saying @bsms - it's definitely no...

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