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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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01-08-2019
08:44 PM - gottatrot mentioned bsms in post Why I Gotta Trot
...angerous horse. As bsms said, refusing to ev...
02:13 PM - bsms mentioned gottatrot in post Why I Gotta Trot
...d core. But I think gottatrot is saying TRYING to ...
12:20 PM - bsms mentioned Knave in post Why I Gotta Trot
...e" your experience, Knave! I saw a saying: "I ...
11:11 AM - Knave mentioned bsms in post Why I Gotta Trot
We did one too bsms. His name was Ralph....
10:50 AM - bsms mentioned gottatrot in post Why I Gotta Trot
...posed to be fun." - gottatrot There are riders (o...
01-05-2019
12:47 PM - bsms mentioned Hondo in post Landing
...some extreme cases, Hondo, but how a horse use...
11:50 AM - Hondo mentioned bsms in post Landing
bsms Hondo was landing to...
01-02-2019
10:43 AM - bsms mentioned Knave in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
...GHTY PARENT. Like @Knave , you can accept a h...
10:43 AM - bsms mentioned SueC in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
...year around here, @SueC - and trying to fee...
12-31-2018
11:44 PM - gottatrot mentioned bsms in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
...one in your family, bsms. Good to hear Cow...
12-30-2018
12:36 PM - egrogan mentioned bsms in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
...ou all this year at bsms. I hope the adventur...
12-29-2018
12:46 PM - bsms mentioned princepjlugo in post What to do if trampled
...t depends (for you, princepjlugo) on HOW the horse re...
12-28-2018
10:42 PM - SueC mentioned bsms in post Why I Gotta Trot
... You're not alone, bsms - I've turned into a...
12-25-2018
09:24 PM - gottatrot mentioned bsms in post Why I Gotta Trot
...erry Christmas!! bsms, hope you are feelin...
12-24-2018
05:28 PM - knightrider mentioned bsms in post Going to See Alicia Burton Tomorrow!
... them gottatrot and bsms, and also other jour...
12-23-2018
10:18 AM - Zexious mentioned bsms in post Riding on the Road
...re else, such as in bsms ' case? Is it the on...
12-20-2018
05:40 PM - ACinATX mentioned bsms in post Thoughts on the Green-Broke Horse
...by Tom Roberts bsms I have really learne...
12:18 PM - ManicDaisy mentioned bsms in post Thoughts on the Green-Broke Horse
Thanks bsms for your good advice...
12-19-2018
09:35 AM - bsms mentioned ManicDaisy in post Thoughts on the Green-Broke Horse
...d ex-lesson horse! ManicDaisy, I strongly recommen...
12-16-2018
06:22 PM - gottatrot mentioned bsms in post Why teach/use a one rein stop?
...h. I agree with bsms, that if a horse is ...

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01-15-2019
12:41 AM - SueC quoted bsms in post Why I Gotta Trot
...rd! :-P). I think bsms's and your dog examp...
01-11-2019
09:50 AM - bsms quoted stevenson in post Why does Queen Elizabeth always ride with a sheepskin saddle cover?
Where did you get the brown fl...
01-10-2019
11:55 PM - trailhorserider quoted bsms in post Why does Queen Elizabeth always ride with a sheepskin saddle cover?
Because she is smart? ht...
10:27 AM - bsms quoted Hondo in post Why I Gotta Trot
^^^^^ For me, this is th...
01-08-2019
08:44 PM - gottatrot quoted bsms in post Why I Gotta Trot
...angerous horse. As bsms said, refusing to ev...
01-06-2019
08:16 AM - SueC quoted bsms in post Hondo'N Me
@Hondo and @Knave - to...
01-05-2019
04:17 PM - Hondo quoted bsms in post Landing
He has a tendency to grow...
03:40 PM - Dreamcatcher Arabians quoted bsms in post Where Is Horse Heaven?
My Mom was a military wif...
01-04-2019
12:07 PM - bsms quoted SueC in post Hondo'N Me
...We're excited too, bec...
01-02-2019
10:43 AM - bsms quoted SueC in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
...year around here, @SueC - and trying to fee...
12-29-2018
04:41 PM - Foxhunter quoted bsms in post What to do if trampled
Maybe there is a reason w...
12:46 PM - bsms quoted Foxhunter in post What to do if trampled
...It use to be, and it does w...
12:10 PM - Foxhunter quoted bsms in post What to do if trampled
I don't understand how so...
12-23-2018
10:38 AM - bsms quoted TXhorseman in post How bad is a bad rising trot? (Plus questions)
...You can also try standing in...
12-22-2018
12:06 PM - bsms quoted loosie in post When Do You Prefer to Back Your Youngsters?
...spect your opinion, loosie, so what am I missin...
12-20-2018
07:40 PM - loosie quoted bsms in post When Do You Prefer to Back Your Youngsters?
...trength, or not? Bsms, the problems I see ...
06:05 PM - SilverMaple quoted bsms in post Horrible Horsemanship in Movies?
Love watching it too. The...
05:47 PM - SilverMaple quoted bsms in post Why teach/use a one rein stop?
Letting the horse run isn...
05:40 PM - ACinATX quoted bsms in post Thoughts on the Green-Broke Horse
...by Tom Roberts bsms I have really learne...
10:26 AM - bsms quoted farmpony84 in post Why teach/use a one rein stop?
...ght - for them. But farmpony84, I've got more than ...

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