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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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11-16-2016
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
11:04 PM - Alhefner mentioned bsms in post Starting again...
bsms, thanks! Had to go t...
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...

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08-10-2017
01:11 AM - gottatrot quoted bsms in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
But if you are willing to...
08-06-2017
05:08 PM - george the mule quoted bsms in post Kodak spooked again... and I have a concussion
Most horses understand "a...
01:51 PM - Smilie quoted bsms in post Kodak spooked again... and I have a concussion
Not cattle. But dirt bike...
12:50 PM - bsms quoted Smilie in post Kodak spooked again... and I have a concussion
...Tell me, BSMS, have you ...
12:38 PM - bsms quoted Smilie in post Kodak spooked again... and I have a concussion
...ands-sorry! Sorry, Smilie, but you are wrong o...
08-05-2017
02:04 AM - gottatrot quoted bsms in post Why I Gotta Trot
horseluvr2524, Didn't tho...
12:36 AM - george the mule quoted bsms in post Kodak spooked again... and I have a concussion
<snip> The quick solution...
08-04-2017
11:08 PM - bsms quoted Acadianartist in post Kodak spooked again... and I have a concussion
...As long as she was paying more ...
11:06 AM - bsms quoted Celeste in post Kodak spooked again... and I have a concussion
It really isn't a question o...
08-03-2017
07:07 PM - bsms quoted SilverMaple in post Western vs Stock Saddle
Riding 'home' in the stirrup tak...
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:...
12:24 PM - k9kenai quoted bsms in post People got me depressed...
Just read this: Apparent...
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...

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