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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 shouldnít 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 Ė to whatever extent Ė 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 speakerís 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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01-27-2019
07:23 PM - gottatrot mentioned bsms in post Knee placement during the rising/posting trot
...t. I agree with bsms that a horse doing a...
10:14 AM - bsms mentioned SueC in post Knee placement during the rising/posting trot
...r too simplistic, SueC. If that is accepted...
01-17-2019
07:36 PM - JerichoRyder mentioned bsms in post Nippy young horse? What to do?
...threads for ideas. bsms Thanks for your impu...
01-16-2019
09:58 AM - bsms mentioned JerichoRyder in post Nippy young horse? What to do?
...me behavior at all, JerichoRyder. I think it is a beh...
06:35 AM - gottatrot mentioned bsms in post Why I Gotta Trot
...d like to say about bsms' post, but this is p...
01-15-2019
08:47 PM - SueC mentioned bsms in post Why I Gotta Trot
...e movies. I like @bsms 's cowboy acquaintan...
12:41 AM - SueC mentioned bsms in post Why I Gotta Trot
...rd! :-P). I think bsms's and your dog examp...
01-14-2019
07:43 PM - SueC mentioned bsms in post Paragraph spacing
Thank you bsms for bringing it to g...
01-13-2019
08:00 PM - bsms mentioned SueC in post Paragraph spacing
... we are all worried SueC 's vision will come ...
01-11-2019
09:50 AM - bsms mentioned george the mule in post Why does Queen Elizabeth always ride with a sheepskin saddle cover?
... ... Same place as george the mule. The large ones are ...
01-08-2019
08:44 PM - gottatrot mentioned bsms in post Why I Gotta Trot
...angerous horse. As bsms said, refusing to ev...
02:13 PM - bsms mentioned gottatrot in post Why I Gotta Trot
...d core. But I think gottatrot is saying TRYING to ...
12:20 PM - bsms mentioned Knave in post Why I Gotta Trot
...e" your experience, Knave! I saw a saying: "I ...
11:11 AM - Knave mentioned bsms in post Why I Gotta Trot
We did one too bsms. His name was Ralph....
10:50 AM - bsms mentioned gottatrot in post Why I Gotta Trot
...posed to be fun." - gottatrot There are riders (o...
01-05-2019
12:47 PM - bsms mentioned Hondo in post Landing
...some extreme cases, Hondo, but how a horse use...
11:50 AM - Hondo mentioned bsms in post Landing
bsms Hondo was landing to...
01-02-2019
10:43 AM - bsms mentioned Knave in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
...GHTY PARENT. Like @Knave , you can accept a h...
10:43 AM - bsms mentioned SueC in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
...year around here, @SueC - and trying to fee...
12-31-2018
11:44 PM - gottatrot mentioned bsms in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
...one in your family, bsms. Good to hear Cow...

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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...
03-31-2019
03:25 PM - trailhorserider quoted bsms in post "One rein stop is cruel/Not for English riders?"
If you apply a quick succ...
11:29 AM - Dreamcatcher Arabians quoted bsms in post "One rein stop is cruel/Not for English riders?"
I'll add that many wester...
10:25 AM - bsms quoted Kalraii in post "One rein stop is cruel/Not for English riders?"
[MENTION=170074]...the owner...
03-29-2019
09:09 PM - SueC quoted bsms in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
If we were going to stay,...
03-24-2019
08:40 PM - bsms quoted Kalraii in post Can we talk basic schooling please?
...I know about collection b...
03-23-2019
10:12 AM - bsms quoted Kalraii in post Can we talk basic schooling please?
...GOALS: fix hind end weakn...
01:05 AM - SueC quoted bsms in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
He's going to get it. He ...
03-22-2019
09:17 PM - Rob55 quoted bsms in post Western Saddlefor short backed paint
. Yesterday, Bandit was i...
11:27 AM - bsms quoted Acadianartist in post Bucked off the mounting block!
Those crazy, unpredictable mountin...
03-21-2019
11:03 AM - bsms quoted Rob55 in post Western Saddlefor short backed paint
...It seems reining would ...
03-19-2019
09:08 AM - phantomhorse13 quoted bsms in post Why I Gotta Trot
"Oh man, I need to get my...
03-18-2019
01:39 PM - bsms quoted tinyliny in post Choose and Let Choose
Bandit gets herd-bound every ...
01:37 PM - bsms quoted AtokaGhosthorse in post Choose and Let Choose
Bandit gets herd-bound every winter....
03-16-2019
09:58 AM - gottatrot quoted bsms in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
...We are still looking a...
03-15-2019
05:03 PM - Whinnie quoted bsms in post Where are the men?
Maybe THAT explains my re...
03-14-2019
08:12 PM - bsms quoted Joel Reiter in post Where are the men?
...The women vastly outnumber th...
03:49 PM - phantomhorse13 quoted bsms in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
Maybe I can change his na...
03-10-2019
07:59 AM - Volvo quoted bsms in post That scary canter/lope....
OK, this will be from a w...
03-08-2019
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