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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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08-19-2019
02:00 PM - knightrider mentioned bsms in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
Well bsms, again I thank you! ...
09:18 AM - knightrider mentioned bsms in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
...hank you endlessly, bsms, for all that inform...
08-18-2019
11:05 PM - bsms mentioned knightrider in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
... quote and post it, knightrider. By tomorrow.
01:11 PM - ACinATX mentioned bsms in post Saddle for learning to canter?
...just for that. bsms that "polishing the ...
08-17-2019
11:00 PM - bsms mentioned mmshiro in post Saddle for learning to canter?
... your part. Like mmshiro, I feel a big differ...
08-11-2019
12:05 PM - Avna mentioned bsms in post Wild Horses & Burros Vs. Private Dometic Live Stock on Public Lands
... only one. And, bsms is wrong about one t...
10:54 AM - bsms mentioned Avna in post Wild Horses & Burros Vs. Private Dometic Live Stock on Public Lands
...even know? PSS: Avna, I agree! It is frus...
10:44 AM - bsms mentioned WildAbtHorses in post Wild Horses & Burros Vs. Private Dometic Live Stock on Public Lands
...ts, foxes,..." - WildAbtHorses Good grief! Step ...
08-09-2019
09:55 AM - Knave mentioned bsms in post Wild Horses & Burros Vs. Private Dometic Live Stock on Public Lands
...nt that overshadows bsms ‘s (which is so evid...
06:57 AM - SueC mentioned bsms in post Why I Gotta Trot
.../IMG][/CENTER] bsms!!!! You've grown a h...
08-08-2019
04:15 PM - bsms mentioned avjudge in post e-mail from George Morris
...r the internet?" - avjudge Well, George Morris'...
03:13 PM - Filou mentioned bsms in post e-mail from George Morris
...ead your post above bsms where you mention th...
08-07-2019
08:23 PM - bsms mentioned SilverMaple in post Just a Trail Horse - Discussion.
... do all the stuff SilverMaple suggests, although t...
02:32 PM - lostastirrup mentioned bsms in post e-mail from George Morris
...I have to thank you bsms for being clear and ...
08-06-2019
12:02 PM - AtokaGhosthorse mentioned bsms in post Just a Trail Horse - Discussion.
@bsms You said what I wa...
08-01-2019
03:30 PM - COWCHICK77 mentioned bsms in post Wild Horses & Burros Vs. Private Dometic Live Stock on Public Lands
...pletely agree with bsms, people back east sh...
07-27-2019
07:45 PM - farmpony84 mentioned bsms in post Steering with my legs..
bsms - you have to rememb...
07-26-2019
11:44 PM - gottatrot mentioned bsms in post Why I Gotta Trot
... shaped a lot like bsms' Cowboy. His eyes w...
11:48 AM - bsms mentioned gottatrot in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
...hinking about what gottatrot and others have writ...
07-23-2019
02:03 PM - bsms mentioned Avna in post France Bans Whisker Trimming
...y, I agree with you Avna. Hell will freeze so...

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08-18-2019
12:24 PM - ACinATX quoted bsms in post How do you if someone is in the wrong sport
If your instructor can't ...
10:49 AM - bsms quoted SueC in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
...You can make a nice to...
12:13 AM - gottatrot quoted bsms in post Wild Horses & Burros Vs. Private Dometic Live Stock on Public Lands
"On average, a domestic h...
08-17-2019
12:45 PM - SueC quoted bsms in post Why I Gotta Trot
The challenge can then be...
08-15-2019
08:13 PM - bsms quoted Avna in post Horses and Human Civilization
Domestication occurred 60...
08:13 PM - bsms quoted mmshiro in post Horses and Human Civilization
Domestication occurred 6000 ...
06:12 PM - Avna quoted bsms in post Horses and Human Civilization
The wheel may have someth...
04:52 PM - mmshiro quoted bsms in post Horses and Human Civilization
The wheel may have someth...
10:27 AM - bsms quoted WildAbtHorses in post Wild Horses & Burros Vs. Private Dometic Live Stock on Public Lands
If “we” get these HMA’s AMLs to we...
08-13-2019
03:09 PM - pasomountain quoted bsms in post Wild Horses & Burros Vs. Private Dometic Live Stock on Public Lands
In a word? YES! And thos...
08-12-2019
03:46 PM - bsms quoted SummerBliss in post Steering with my legs..
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08-11-2019
12:08 PM - starbuster quoted bsms in post Improving Leg Position
Standing in the stirrups....
10:44 AM - bsms quoted pasomountain in post Wild Horses & Burros Vs. Private Dometic Live Stock on Public Lands
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08-10-2019
04:32 PM - bsms quoted WildAbtHorses in post Wild Horses & Burros Vs. Private Dometic Live Stock on Public Lands
...assion and concern, WildAbtHorses. I really do. You ge...
08-09-2019
12:12 PM - gottatrot quoted bsms in post Why I Gotta Trot
SueC, funny stuff!! ...
11:57 AM - kewpalace quoted bsms in post Just a Trail Horse - Discussion.
It shouldn't be arena ver...
06:57 AM - SueC quoted bsms in post Why I Gotta Trot
.../IMG][/CENTER] bsms!!!! You've grown a h...
08-08-2019
02:26 PM - avjudge quoted bsms in post e-mail from George Morris
Should we have monitoring...
01:33 PM - bsms quoted avjudge in post e-mail from George Morris
...Are you seriously proposi...

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