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  1. kiwigirl
    10-05-2019 07:42 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 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!
  3. 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
  4. 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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09-19-2017
01:38 AM - bsms mentioned gottatrot in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
...right through." - @gottatrot Bandit was starte...
09-18-2017
12:44 PM - carshon mentioned bsms in post Saddle fit for short backed horse
bsms I don't disagree wit...
03:03 AM - bsms mentioned gottatrot in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
... Bandit times 10, @gottatrot . Similar, only much...
09-17-2017
08:37 PM - bsms mentioned updownrider in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
Fair enough, @updownrider . Please accept my a...
06:38 PM - bsms mentioned updownrider in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
[email protected] , @updownrider , and @Whinnie ...I...
06:38 PM - bsms mentioned DraftyAiresMum in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
... better. Frankly, @DraftyAiresMum , @updownrider , an...
06:38 PM - bsms mentioned Whinnie in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
...updownrider , and @Whinnie ...I don't think for...
09-13-2017
08:42 PM - phantomhorse13 mentioned bsms in post Horse Talk for people over 50
...the soccer ball. @bsms : glad you got in an...
09-12-2017
11:02 PM - bsms mentioned gottatrot in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
...king about a post @gottatrot made (IIRC) on anot...
09-08-2017
10:21 AM - bsms mentioned Change in post Horse Talk for people over 50
Change, there is a low-leve...
09:39 AM - Change mentioned bsms in post Horse Talk for people over 50
...headed your way. bsms - I've always consid...
06:13 AM - bsms mentioned Smilie in post barefoot versus shoes, a balanced approach, by a vet
.... From the article Smilie linked: Two other i...
09-07-2017
09:21 PM - bsms mentioned gottatrot in post barefoot versus shoes, a balanced approach, by a vet
gottatrot, the farrier - same ...
08:47 PM - gottatrot mentioned bsms in post barefoot versus shoes, a balanced approach, by a vet
... and working in. bsms, something I was won...
09-06-2017
08:03 AM - boots mentioned bsms in post Horse Talk for people over 50
Cool video, bsms. Nice you can get y...
09-04-2017
10:29 PM - bsms mentioned gottatrot in post Why I Gotta Trot
...e is "no contact". @gottatrot's phrase was "horses...
10:50 AM - bsms mentioned phantomhorse13 in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
... I don't comment on phantomhorse13 's journal often, bu...
04:19 AM - gottatrot mentioned bsms in post Why I Gotta Trot
...chatting a lot on @bsms ' journal regarding ...
09-03-2017
10:06 AM - gottatrot mentioned bsms in post Why I Gotta Trot
...inions galore. bsms, I don't fault anyon...
09:22 AM - gottatrot mentioned bsms in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
Bsms - WHY would I want t...

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03-25-2018
08:32 AM - mmshiro quoted bsms in post (writing help) How to ride a horse without any experience?
Well, I've had total newb...
03-24-2018
10:48 PM - george the mule quoted bsms in post (writing help) How to ride a horse without any experience?
If the horse knows his st...
03-23-2018
10:39 AM - bsms quoted horselovinguy in post What do you use to clean a bit and how often?
...I don't eat from dirty plates, ...
03-12-2018
08:40 PM - horseluvr2524 quoted bsms in post The Trail Less Traveled
With "Aaralyn", she'll ha...
03-10-2018
07:48 PM - bsms quoted mmshiro in post *WARNING: VENT* Keeping an Open Mind
@bsms : You are still shifti...
03-08-2018
06:52 PM - mmshiro quoted bsms in post *WARNING: VENT* Keeping an Open Mind
Cowboy & Trooper have liv...
10:37 AM - bsms quoted mmshiro in post *WARNING: VENT* Keeping an Open Mind
...Talk about strawman argum...
10:09 AM - mmshiro quoted bsms in post *WARNING: VENT* Keeping an Open Mind
Great! I'll go shoot my t...
09:56 AM - bsms quoted mmshiro in post *WARNING: VENT* Keeping an Open Mind
... only yourself" - @mmshiro Yep! Going out to ...
03-06-2018
10:52 AM - jaydee quoted bsms in post English vs Western
I disagree. But then, I m...
09:50 AM - bsms quoted Cordillera Cowboy in post English vs Western
^^^ This is the heart of it. Basic ho...
03-05-2018
09:51 AM - Harvest quoted bsms in post Western saddle for a flat + short back
How do you define 'sits t...
03-01-2018
11:05 PM - bsms quoted gottatrot in post Why I Gotta Trot
...Not negative to me means th...
05:54 PM - gottatrot quoted bsms in post Why I Gotta Trot
I think any horse can ben...
02-27-2018
07:38 AM - SteadyOn quoted bsms in post Favourite riding outfit, and why?
Wrangler jeans. Under $20...
02-17-2018
09:02 PM - bsms quoted Hondo in post Treeless With Rigid Bar- (good idea/bad idea?)
There are forces under the...
09:33 AM - Hondo quoted bsms in post Treeless With Rigid Bar- (good idea/bad idea?)
My guess is you would amp...
02-12-2018
04:50 AM - BiologyBrain quoted bsms in post Online Photo Theft
What is "an original idea...
02-10-2018
11:02 PM - kiltsrhott quoted bsms in post Online Photo Theft
bsms, you say someone's p...
02-08-2018
10:18 AM - bsms quoted BlueSpark in post English Riding vs. Western Riding
A close contact english saddle...

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