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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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09-12-2019
09:56 AM - SueC mentioned bsms in post Trotters, Arabians, Donkeys and Other People
...as per photos bsms posted. It's a lot ...
09-11-2019
08:33 PM - SueC mentioned bsms in post Trotters, Arabians, Donkeys and Other People
...n part because when bsms gets researching, hi...
09-10-2019
07:45 PM - AndyTheCornbread mentioned bsms in post Where do I go from here?
...with the user name bsms I believe rides Auss...
09-09-2019
01:42 PM - CopperLove mentioned bsms in post Trotters, Arabians, Donkeys and Other People
bsms That's very awesome!...
11:02 AM - bsms mentioned Idrivetrotters in post Laying a horse down
I agree with Idrivetrotters. If someone trea...
12:19 AM - SueC mentioned bsms in post Trotters, Arabians, Donkeys and Other People
...e freezer please?", bsms? My strategy this...
09-08-2019
08:59 PM - SueC mentioned bsms in post A No Helmet Sport discussion
...eal risk - as per bsms's contribution to th...
06:14 PM - SueC mentioned bsms in post Trotters, Arabians, Donkeys and Other People
...nks for the photos, bsms, because photos are ...
09-07-2019
07:40 AM - SueC mentioned bsms in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
Oh dear, bsms , that's so difficul...
09-06-2019
04:07 PM - bsms mentioned SueC in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
...h the entire thing, SueC. My son was slender ...
09-02-2019
05:46 PM - LlamaPacker mentioned bsms in post New Eating Plan Sounds Great -- Way to Go!!!
... read this morning, bsms, in post #2004 about...
09-01-2019
11:33 AM - bsms mentioned SueC in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
...he DVD thru Netflix SueC. Don't use them for ...
08-31-2019
06:05 PM - bsms mentioned Avna in post dressage, what's the use? Convince me?
...ire using a bit." - Avna It is absolutely ...
03:33 PM - Avna mentioned bsms in post dressage, what's the use? Convince me?
bsms "Anyone who signs u...
08-30-2019
07:48 PM - SteadyOn mentioned bsms in post Every rider IS a trainer -- every time you interact with a horse
bsms, totally agree with ...
07:33 PM - bsms mentioned Avna in post Every rider IS a trainer -- every time you interact with a horse
...t you want. PS: Avna, I wish they had a l...
08-22-2019
03:02 PM - bsms mentioned tinyliny in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
...ong at its longest, tinyliny, and 70 feet wide at...
08-21-2019
08:39 AM - SueC mentioned bsms in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
... Nice recipes for bsms and anyone else - th...
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...

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11-10-2019
03:51 AM - SueC quoted bsms in post Why I Gotta Trot
bsms, I agree with your p...
11-09-2019
11:50 AM - egrogan quoted bsms in post Why I Gotta Trot
"Perhaps they will want t...
11-06-2019
09:50 PM - LoriF quoted bsms in post The mare
= I have no idea how she ...
09:44 PM - bsms quoted LoriF in post The mare
...The whole point was tha...
11-05-2019
11:07 AM - LoriF quoted bsms in post The mare
I probably have a slight ...
10-30-2019
04:16 PM - Jolien quoted bsms in post RANT! equestrian sports not taken seriously
The problem with the "6 m...
10-29-2019
02:58 PM - loosie quoted bsms in post Measuring the length of a horses back for saddle fit.
...erstanding going on bsms. For one, you se...
12:21 PM - bsms quoted aubie in post RANT! equestrian sports not taken seriously
...The best representation...
10-27-2019
12:37 PM - bsms quoted DanteDressageNerd in post Why I Gotta Trot
...I think part of why I can stick thr...
10-26-2019
11:34 PM - loosie quoted bsms in post Measuring the length of a horses back for saddle fit.
"is a good eg of one that...
10-24-2019
11:36 AM - bsms quoted maura in post Why I Gotta Trot
...his. Completely. Maura was a former moderat...
10-22-2019
03:56 PM - SueC quoted bsms in post Why I Gotta Trot
PS: Global warming or not...
10-19-2019
10:48 AM - bsms quoted Jolien in post kinda struggling and feeling somewhat insecure
...I think I had a too roma...
10-18-2019
12:47 PM - Foxhunter quoted bsms in post Adult learning to canter
"What most people do not ...
10-17-2019
05:08 PM - tinyliny quoted bsms in post
04:41 PM - bsms quoted jaydee in post Adult learning to canter
[QUOTE=bsms;1970780687]...T...
10:50 AM - jaydee quoted bsms in post Adult learning to canter
[QUOTE=bsms;1970780687]That is h...
10-16-2019
05:17 PM - bsms quoted maura in post Adult learning to canter
...alf-seat-120340/ maura is the one who intro...
05:17 PM - bsms quoted tinyliny in post Adult learning to canter
Really, bsms, if you're try...
11:18 AM - bsms quoted jaydee in post Adult learning to canter
...Instead of using core an...

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