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  1. kiwigirl
    10-05-2019 07:42 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 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!
  3. 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
  4. 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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10-10-2019
03:46 PM - Knave mentioned bsms in post Why I Gotta Trot
... lower level horses bsms. I don't know them o...
10-03-2019
05:42 PM - AtokaGhosthorse mentioned bsms in post Questions about horse behaviour for newbies
bsms LOL I've been ridin...
10:46 AM - gottatrot mentioned bsms in post An American thoroughbred in Europe
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01:21 AM - SueC mentioned bsms in post Trotters, Arabians, Donkeys and Other People
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10-02-2019
12:41 PM - therhondamarie mentioned bsms in post how well do you guys know horses ??
bsms as a recent Sonoran ...
11:07 AM - bsms mentioned egrogan in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
...rs and toes. On egrogan's journal, she menti...
10:17 AM - ACinATX mentioned bsms in post how well do you guys know horses ??
I like bsms 's answers. For "...
09-26-2019
07:12 PM - Feathers7 mentioned bsms in post Arena sour?
...h of you, including bsms, and I think that I ...
10:52 AM - bsms mentioned lostastirrup in post An American thoroughbred in Europe
^^ Ordered a copy, lostastirrup.
10:43 AM - lostastirrup mentioned bsms in post An American thoroughbred in Europe
bsms "My implication go...
09-25-2019
12:50 PM - Avna mentioned bsms in post Heels Hurt Horribly When They're Properly Down?
...n other words, what bsms said.
09-23-2019
12:41 AM - bsms mentioned DanteDressageNerd in post An American thoroughbred in Europe
Loved your post, DanteDressageNerd. When Bandit refu...
09-22-2019
11:26 AM - bsms mentioned SueC in post An American thoroughbred in Europe
...se. And as I think SueC has pointed out, if ...
09-21-2019
07:00 PM - bsms mentioned whisperbaby22 in post An American thoroughbred in Europe
... too many horses, whisperbaby22, get confused by the...
07:00 PM - bsms mentioned SueC in post An American thoroughbred in Europe
...IS life!" Hope SueC doesn't mind my sayi...
11:41 AM - bsms mentioned Feathers7 in post Arena sour?
...ts you as such." - Feathers7 Maybe my horses a...
09-20-2019
06:18 AM - SueC mentioned bsms in post Why I Gotta Trot
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09-19-2019
10:10 AM - lostastirrup mentioned bsms in post Why I Gotta Trot
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07:59 AM - SueC mentioned bsms in post Why I Gotta Trot
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09-18-2019
11:53 AM - Knave mentioned bsms in post Why I Gotta Trot
...is a problem for me bsms and SueC. I wouldn’t...

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10-10-2019
06:20 PM - gottatrot quoted bsms in post Why I Gotta Trot
What I see in horses is S...
10:55 AM - bsms quoted gottatrot in post Why I Gotta Trot
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10-08-2019
10:56 AM - bsms quoted Hondo in post Wild Horses & Burros Vs. Private Dometic Live Stock on Public Lands
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10-07-2019
03:10 PM - boots quoted bsms in post Wild Horses & Burros Vs. Private Dometic Live Stock on Public Lands
On the plus side: http...
06:36 AM - Jolien quoted bsms in post Questions about horse behaviour for newbies
When I see some 6'5" acto...
10-03-2019
04:15 PM - bsms quoted Avna in post Questions about horse behaviour for newbies
I can't let this go by un...
12:09 PM - Avna quoted bsms in post Questions about horse behaviour for newbies
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11:01 AM - bsms quoted loosie in post Questions about horse behaviour for newbies
...BTW if you always mount ...
10-01-2019
05:28 PM - SwissMiss quoted bsms in post how well do you guys know horses ??
5. horses most prefer to ...
03:07 PM - angelica13 quoted bsms in post how well do you guys know horses ??
1. colic is a problem bec...
09-29-2019
06:16 PM - Aprilswissmiss quoted bsms in post The Importance of Leadership!
Just what is supposed to ...
06:10 PM - Aprilswissmiss quoted bsms in post The Importance of Leadership!
Establishing "I can and w...
11:15 AM - bsms quoted Aprilswissmiss in post The Importance of Leadership!
...This is exactly the method I use...
11:04 AM - bsms quoted Foxhunter in post The Importance of Leadership!
...A horse that is hyped up, l...
10:08 AM - Aprilswissmiss quoted bsms in post The Importance of Leadership!
Trust - real trust - does...
02:31 AM - Foxhunter quoted bsms in post The Importance of Leadership!
. Trust - real trust -...
09-26-2019
03:40 PM - bsms quoted Hondo in post Question For Professional Trainers (which i'm not)
...RE: Because when you ge...
12:06 PM - therhondamarie quoted bsms in post Question For Professional Trainers (which i'm not)
"The right person with th...
10:55 AM - lostastirrup quoted bsms in post An American thoroughbred in Europe
^^ Ordered a copy, lostas...
09-21-2019
11:02 AM - bsms quoted Hondo in post Wild Horses & Burros Vs. Private Dometic Live Stock on Public Lands
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