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  1. kiwigirl
    10-05-2019 08:42 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 02:15 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 01:59 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 12:20 PM - 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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12-16-2016
11:28 PM - bsms mentioned phantomhorse13 in post Why I Gotta Trot
...onstant contact. As phantomhorse13 put it: "This gives ...
09:29 PM - gottatrot mentioned bsms in post Why I Gotta Trot
...ter thinking about @bsms's recent issue with ...
11:04 AM - bsms mentioned gottatrot in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
... were galloping." - gottatrot This makes sense. T...
12-15-2016
09:44 PM - bsms mentioned egrogan in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
...it well. Of course, egrogan, any ride that doesn...
01:12 AM - bsms mentioned Smilie in post Hackamore + snaffle
...rough a snaffle." - Smilie I agree. There are ...
12-14-2016
12:07 PM - bsms mentioned gottatrot in post Why I Gotta Trot
...for galloping." - @gottatrot That goes totally ...
12-12-2016
11:27 PM - gottatrot mentioned bsms in post Why I Gotta Trot
...ng about the rides bsms and Bondre had rece...
12-09-2016
08:49 PM - bsms mentioned Hondo in post A kinder way (off-topic discussions)
...nder his chin?" - @Hondo He can, if he is n...
12:46 PM - Cammey mentioned bsms in post Trials and Tribulations of the Adult Beginner
... sarahfromsc, and bsms - Thank you for all ...
12-07-2016
09:58 PM - bsms mentioned sarahfromsc in post Trials and Tribulations of the Adult Beginner
...or fight them..." - sarahfromsc I agree, and this i...
12-05-2016
01:59 PM - egrogan mentioned bsms in post My 2 Mares were stars on Trail today!
bsms, I don't have any ex...
12-01-2016
06:37 PM - bsms mentioned jaydee in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
...her helps at all" @jaydee , that "Oliver just ...
06:37 PM - bsms mentioned Bondre in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
...e in one piece?" @Bondre . Mia gave me so ma...
06:37 PM - bsms mentioned Reiningcatsanddogs in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
...e of this?” @Reiningcatsanddogs , and even this all ...
11-30-2016
09:31 PM - gottatrot mentioned bsms in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
...ortant to know. As bsms has pointed out, we ...
04:56 PM - egrogan mentioned bsms in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
What about this @bsms- I'm certainly no tr...
03:36 PM - Hondo mentioned bsms in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
... it mostly for you bsms and since I've decid...
11-29-2016
12:55 PM - Hondo mentioned bsms in post Horse's Movement In The Saddle Fit Area
... in another thread bsms pointed out that the...
12:16 PM - Cammey mentioned bsms in post Trials and Tribulations of the Adult Beginner
bsms and tinyliny Hones...
11-28-2016
11:29 PM - bsms mentioned Cammey in post Trials and Tribulations of the Adult Beginner
... My apologies to @Cammey for derailing her j...

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09-03-2017
11:50 AM - bsms quoted tinyliny in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
think of it not as necessary,...
11:50 AM - bsms quoted gottatrot in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
think of it not as necessary, ...
07:49 AM - updownrider quoted bsms in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
PS - Excellent video, @up...
09-02-2017
10:53 PM - tinyliny quoted bsms in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
I know this is YOUR journ...
09:43 PM - bsms quoted tinyliny in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
you are thinking of these thi...
09-01-2017
10:55 PM - bsms quoted evilamc in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
...A lot of gaited horses if...
01:08 PM - bsms quoted tinyliny in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
...I feel that it is benefici...
08-31-2017
04:07 PM - bsms quoted tinyliny in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
...If I ask a horse to lift u...
12:42 PM - bsms quoted evilamc in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
...If I don't prepare them f...
12:19 PM - bsms quoted evilamc in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
Guess this is just where we ...
01:43 AM - bsms quoted evilamc in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
So using your reasoning, you...
01:26 AM - bsms quoted horseluvr2524 in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
...A good dressage riders intentio...
08-30-2017
10:43 PM - bsms quoted horseluvr2524 in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
Lower level dressage is a great fo...
05:53 PM - bsms quoted updownrider in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
What is the DQ form? When phant...
08-29-2017
08:23 PM - COWCHICK77 quoted bsms in post Wild spayed filly cowhorse futurity
Those people already exis...
06:10 PM - phantomhorse13 quoted bsms in post going the distance - my endurance adventures
It may look scary from th...
03:52 PM - bsms quoted Avna in post Horse Talk for people over 50
...To think that I may so...
11:44 AM - bsms quoted COWCHICK77 in post Wild spayed filly cowhorse futurity
Like I said before, backlash to...
11:30 AM - bsms quoted Espy in post Tell me if I'm using too much/the wrong tack on my Arab x Saddlebred
...This horse falls apart...
08-27-2017
10:10 PM - bsms quoted phantomhorse13 in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
...I wonder if you are thinking of ...

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