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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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09-21-2016
04:45 PM - Hondo mentioned bsms in post Clinton Anderson
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09-19-2016
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...possible time." - @jgnmoose If one rides the h...
09-15-2016
11:29 AM - bsms mentioned SueC in post My 2 Mares were stars on Trail today!
...o see the link to @SueC 's journal. I really...
09-14-2016
12:08 AM - Change mentioned bsms in post Horse Talk for people over 50
...e Super Girl! :-) bsms - I have a 2007 F150...
09-12-2016
09:10 PM - egrogan mentioned bsms in post My 2 Mares were stars on Trail today!
...te relate to what @bsms writes about wantin...
08:11 PM - phantomhorse13 mentioned bsms in post My 2 Mares were stars on Trail today!
I second bsms .. as frustrating as...
09-08-2016
01:27 PM - Prairie mentioned bsms in post Horse with horrible bit scar, what is he thinking?!?
bsms, obviously your trai...
08-29-2016
02:05 PM - WhimsicalMe mentioned bsms in post Do We Fit Together?
...e I referred to. bsms I agree it's a very ...
12:00 PM - egrogan mentioned bsms in post My 2 Mares were stars on Trail today!
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08-25-2016
01:21 PM - WhimsicalMe mentioned bsms in post Dreaded Saddle Questions
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08-24-2016
01:59 PM - WhimsicalMe mentioned bsms in post Dreaded Saddle Questions
...erience showing. bsms that is the exact re...
08-22-2016
11:56 AM - egrogan mentioned bsms in post My 2 Mares were stars on Trail today!
... up her engine! @bsms , Isabel asked to re...
08-17-2016
08:34 AM - egrogan mentioned bsms in post My 2 Mares were stars on Trail today!
Too funny bsms & Bondre! The horse...
08-08-2016
02:32 PM - elle1959 mentioned bsms in post Horse Talk for people over 50
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01:25 PM - Zexious mentioned bsms in post Thoughts on having heavy riders dismount?
bsms -- I don't think any...
08-05-2016
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07-07-2017
12:00 PM - bsms quoted mmshiro in post Finding a decent rider is hard...
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07-06-2017
04:10 PM - bsms quoted Smilie in post Feral horses herd dynamics and application
...I do not have a co domin...
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07-05-2017
03:44 PM - bsms quoted Hondo in post Acquiescence or agreement?
Boundaries: I do not set b...
10:54 AM - bsms quoted jaydee in post Acquiescence or agreement?
...yping and thinking, Jaydee posted this: ...I d...
07-02-2017
02:03 PM - Hondo quoted bsms in post Train your horse to respond, not react
But there was nothing act...
01:47 PM - bsms quoted Hondo in post Train your horse to respond, not react
...When I took Dragon into...
01:12 PM - Hondo quoted bsms in post Train your horse to respond, not react
Dragon also had virtually...
10:55 AM - bsms quoted Hondo in post Acquiescence or agreement?
...But as you suggest, I a...
07-01-2017
03:51 AM - gottatrot quoted bsms in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
My wife does wound care a...
06-25-2017
11:50 AM - TXhorseman quoted bsms in post Tipping forward when in alignment
The human spine, like the...
06-24-2017
06:37 PM - bsms quoted Hondo in post Ask-Tell-Demand
..."ALWAYS"? Hmmm? So Hondo, if the horse starts...
02:42 PM - Hondo quoted bsms in post Ask-Tell-Demand
RE: Well, if the horse do...
11:20 AM - Hondo quoted bsms in post Ask-Tell-Demand
Not sure why anyone here ...
10:35 AM - bsms quoted Hondo in post Ask-Tell-Demand
...? How do you think Hondo was trained to go fo...
06-23-2017
09:59 PM - bsms quoted Hondo in post Ask-Tell-Demand
Another quote from Lucy Re...
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Do you actually make a cla...
04:25 PM - Hondo quoted bsms in post Ask-Tell-Demand
It has been done with mil...
04:21 PM - Hondo quoted bsms in post Ask-Tell-Demand
You answered your own que...
10:30 AM - bsms quoted Hondo in post Ask-Tell-Demand
...fore I started with Hondo... I think you inte...

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