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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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12-15-2018
09:55 AM - bsms mentioned kophing in post Cinching for an Unbalanced Rider
... deep doo-doo. For kophing, the US Cavalry gave...
12-13-2018
07:37 PM - knightrider mentioned bsms in post Getting a horse over it's worst nightmare
bsms gets credit for pass...
12-12-2018
01:00 PM - egrogan mentioned bsms in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
...al bookclub meeting bsms- it's on my bedside ...
10:57 AM - bsms mentioned Knave in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
...atrot , @Hondo , @Knave , @knightrider and...
10:57 AM - bsms mentioned knightrider in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
...Hondo , @Knave , @knightrider and many others rea...
10:57 AM - bsms mentioned SueC in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
...iar to folks like @SueC , @gottatrot , @Ho...
10:57 AM - bsms mentioned Hondo in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
...C , @gottatrot , @Hondo , @Knave , @knight...
10:57 AM - bsms mentioned gottatrot in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
...lks like @SueC , @gottatrot , @Hondo , @Knave ...
10:57 AM - bsms mentioned phantomhorse13 in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
...ded me of a video @phantomhorse13 posted showing her ...
12-11-2018
09:34 PM - Filou mentioned bsms in post Getting a horse over it's worst nightmare
...d environment. bsms Thanks for the leng...
12-08-2018
09:13 PM - bsms mentioned mmshiro in post Can't post link to YOuTube
Very cool, mmshiro! I was totally cluel...
09:04 PM - bsms mentioned gottatrot in post Can't post link to YOuTube
...Double Q Curse", eh gottatrot? Sounds like somethi...
09:00 PM - bsms mentioned Horse77199 in post Bit suggestions
...u mentioned loping, Horse77199, you might want a mo...
12-07-2018
08:31 AM - knightrider mentioned bsms in post To buy or not to buy a green horse.
Ha ha, bsms, you are so right! ...
12-01-2018
10:36 AM - knightrider mentioned bsms in post Why I Gotta Trot
... many thanks to you bsms. Thanks for posting...
10:20 AM - bsms mentioned SueC in post Why I Gotta Trot
...d. @gottatrot & @SueC and others on HF al...
10:20 AM - bsms mentioned gottatrot in post Why I Gotta Trot
...rning Mia around. @gottatrot & @SueC and other...
11-30-2018
03:16 AM - SueC mentioned bsms in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
@bsms , if you didn't have...
11-29-2018
12:00 PM - bsms mentioned Hondo in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
...hink Tom Roberts, @Hondo , based on examples ...
11:29 AM - bsms mentioned SueC in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
...roy yourself. IIRC, SueC, you once asked me i...

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12-20-2018
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 ...
06:43 AM - farmpony84 quoted bsms in post Why teach/use a one rein stop?
1 - Lots of horses are no...
12-19-2018
10:49 PM - bsms quoted SilverMaple in post Why teach/use a one rein stop?
The pulley rein, turning and 'le...
07:03 PM - bsms quoted horseylover1_1 in post Why teach/use a one rein stop?
For me, a better question would be,...
12-18-2018
08:58 PM - bsms quoted Foxhunter in post Horrible Horsemanship in Movies?
...Horses having galloped for ...
04:21 PM - bsms quoted Avna in post When Do You Prefer to Back Your Youngsters?
...What isn't comparable ...
12-17-2018
08:33 PM - Avna quoted bsms in post When Do You Prefer to Back Your Youngsters?
When growth plates mature...
04:04 PM - AtokaGhosthorse quoted bsms in post Kvall Stirrups strange design
From an ad I found: "This...
10:22 AM - bsms quoted mmshiro in post Why teach/use a one rein stop?
I could well be wrong here, ...
10:22 AM - bsms quoted Dehda01 in post Why teach/use a one rein stop?
I could well be wrong here, ...
10:22 AM - bsms quoted farmpony84 in post Why teach/use a one rein stop?
I could well be wrong here, but...
12-16-2018
09:38 PM - bsms quoted Avna in post Why teach/use a one rein stop?
...The way I use it is si...
12:55 PM - Celeste quoted bsms in post Kvall Stirrups strange design
When my horse is strollin...
12-11-2018
10:13 PM - Filou quoted bsms in post Getting a horse over it's worst nightmare
But when doing that, I ne...
12-10-2018
03:46 PM - kewpalace quoted bsms in post Falling off a horse....on my butt.
In terms of position and ...
12-02-2018
10:24 PM - SueC quoted bsms in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
I think humans should hav...
12:28 PM - bsms quoted gottatrot in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
...However, playing the devil'...
09:48 AM - gottatrot quoted bsms in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
Regardless of the root ca...
12-01-2018
03:06 PM - gottatrot quoted bsms in post Why I Gotta Trot
I think any horse CAN be ...

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