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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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03-18-2019
12:11 PM - AtokaGhosthorse mentioned bsms in post Choose and Let Choose
bsms LOL I love the quot...
11:40 AM - bsms mentioned AtokaGhosthorse in post Choose and Let Choose
...not unrelenting." - AtokaGhosthorse Another great quo...
11:40 AM - bsms mentioned Avna in post Choose and Let Choose
... a conversation." - Avna Exactly! A good r...
03:08 AM - gottatrot mentioned bsms in post Why I Gotta Trot
...nd forth thing like bsms describes. Which pe...
03-17-2019
01:11 AM - SueC mentioned bsms in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
bsms, I think our square ...
03-11-2019
09:31 PM - gottatrot mentioned bsms in post Why I Gotta Trot
...omplete feeds like bsms. When I eventuall...
03-10-2019
12:35 PM - bsms mentioned Volvo in post That scary canter/lope....
... them go faster." - Volvo You can hold on t...
12:44 AM - gottatrot mentioned bsms in post Trotters, Arabians, Donkeys and Other People
...have available. As bsms has been describing,...
03-08-2019
05:33 PM - SueC mentioned bsms in post Trotters, Arabians, Donkeys and Other People
...he's been re-homed, bsms? Do you know if she...
04:42 PM - bsms mentioned SueC in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
...s for the comments, SueC. I'll reply on your ...
04:19 PM - SueC mentioned bsms in post Trotters, Arabians, Donkeys and Other People
...feeding I wrote for bsms on his journal, whic...
03-05-2019
09:47 PM - bsms mentioned SouthernTrails in post Western saddles & spine clearance
...ne deliberately by SouthernTrails, who doesn't seem to...
09:27 AM - Knave mentioned bsms in post Why I Gotta Trot
...ometimes it is like bsms said too. Maybe hors...
06:32 AM - gottatrot mentioned bsms in post Why I Gotta Trot
...sure which parts of bsms' post to highlight. ...
03-04-2019
02:46 AM - gottatrot mentioned bsms in post Why I Gotta Trot
...s fair. As I think bsms said, does the horse...
03-02-2019
10:36 PM - bsms mentioned gottatrot in post Why I Gotta Trot
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07:49 PM - Knave mentioned bsms in post Why I Gotta Trot
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... think I mentioned, AndyTheCornbread, Bandit's former own...
02:17 PM - AndyTheCornbread mentioned bsms in post Why I Gotta Trot
bsms When I was younger f...
02-18-2019
10:29 PM - SueC mentioned bsms in post Explain breeches to me
...ything. Anyway, bsms and Golden Horse bo...

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04-14-2019
10:34 AM - horselovinguy quoted bsms in post Tell me HOW this bit works?
Of course, in western rid...
04-13-2019
08:11 PM - Captain Evil quoted bsms in post Tell me HOW this bit works?
... your point on this bsms, and I agree, and ye...
03:22 PM - SueC quoted bsms in post Leg Position, Stirrup Length and Trail Riding
But I know what I like in...
07:43 AM - greentree quoted bsms in post Discipline vs. Punishment
From the US Cavalry manua...
01:53 AM - SueC quoted bsms in post Leg Position, Stirrup Length and Trail Riding
I can stand in the bed of...
04-11-2019
02:05 PM - SilverMaple quoted bsms in post Tell me HOW this bit works?
Fads can infect all style...
04-10-2019
05:00 PM - bsms quoted Celeste in post Leg Position, Stirrup Length and Trail Riding
bsms Who sells those? Can y...
04-08-2019
10:33 PM - bsms quoted Idrivetrotters in post Shanked Snaffle
tinyliny, here is another complicat...
08:14 PM - bsms quoted tinyliny in post Shanked Snaffle
...This has really nothing to...
04-07-2019
09:24 PM - tinyliny quoted bsms in post Don't Don't . . verses . . . Do Do!
[QUOTE=bsms;1970703097]Watching ...
06:07 PM - loosie quoted bsms in post Don't Don't . . verses . . . Do Do!
Watching his example, I d...
04-06-2019
11:39 AM - Avna quoted bsms in post Sustainability in the Horse World
Without a continuous rive...
10:33 AM - bsms quoted Avna in post Sustainability in the Horse World
...Without a continuous r...
07:16 AM - Avna quoted bsms in post Sustainability in the Horse World
My hay comes from out of ...
06:37 AM - SueC quoted bsms in post Sustainability in the Horse World
My hay comes from out of ...
03:16 AM - tinyliny quoted bsms in post Sustainability in the Horse World
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04-04-2019
07:42 PM - SueC quoted bsms in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
Arizona's population prob...
06:23 PM - gottatrot quoted bsms in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
We also seem to get a lot...
11:54 AM - bsms quoted xxBarry Godden in post Leg Position, Stirrup Length and Trail Riding
I vary between 3 stirrup lengths, a...
04-01-2019
03:22 PM - bsms quoted Filou in post "One rein stop is cruel/Not for English riders?"
You would just have to let...

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