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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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11-21-2016
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
... was at a walk. bsms is struggling with a...
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
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...

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08-19-2017
11:24 AM - bsms quoted Acadianartist in post I hate my horse today
I once spent over four hours tryin...
10:52 AM - Acadianartist quoted bsms in post I hate my horse today
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10:43 AM - bsms quoted loosie in post I hate my horse today
Another, somewhat drastic, ...
10:43 AM - bsms quoted mmshiro in post I hate my horse today
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08-18-2017
11:58 PM - gottatrot quoted bsms in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
We won't get a willing ho...
12:39 AM - bsms quoted gottatrot in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
...It reminds me of the recent...
08-17-2017
07:44 PM - phantomhorse13 quoted bsms in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
Gotta figure out what to ...
08-16-2017
08:58 PM - bsms quoted phantomhorse13 in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
I was taught posting back when I to...
08:23 PM - phantomhorse13 quoted bsms in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
When Bandit started doing...
08:15 PM - gottatrot quoted bsms in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
...y friend on Nala or Bsms' stirrup length. An...
06:13 PM - bsms quoted phantomhorse13 in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
When Bandit was trotting out so str...
05:00 PM - phantomhorse13 quoted bsms in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
I think I was oversold on...
01:06 PM - bsms quoted phantomhorse13 in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
...My stirrups are in the exact sam...
12:28 PM - phantomhorse13 quoted bsms in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
Horses, the expert riders...
12:24 PM - phantomhorse13 quoted bsms in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
So my point I guess is th...
02:27 AM - gottatrot quoted bsms in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
If you take that 1880s co...
01:10 AM - bsms quoted gottatrot in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
...In my opinion, the full sea...
08-14-2017
10:52 AM - bsms quoted gottatrot in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
Reading my latest issue of Equ...
08-10-2017
08:35 PM - gottatrot quoted bsms in post Why I Gotta Trot
It is a tough balance. Ho...
01:11 AM - gottatrot quoted bsms in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
But if you are willing to...

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