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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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11-02-2018
03:25 PM - Acadianartist mentioned bsms in post I thought I was a rider
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11:55 AM - mmshiro mentioned bsms in post I thought I was a rider
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10-30-2018
08:05 PM - SueC mentioned bsms in post Trotters, Arabians, Donkeys and Other People
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10-28-2018
05:27 AM - gottatrot mentioned bsms in post Why I Gotta Trot
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10-26-2018
04:36 PM - gottatrot mentioned bsms in post Why I Gotta Trot
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09:30 AM - SueC mentioned bsms in post Why I Gotta Trot
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10-25-2018
09:55 PM - bsms mentioned SueC in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
...ursive is horrible, SueC . I've thought of tr...
07:37 PM - SueC mentioned bsms in post Why I Gotta Trot
...ergency trip, and @bsms and family, very lo...
10-24-2018
01:16 PM - horseluvr2524 mentioned bsms in post Working horses correctly, opinions.
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10-19-2018
10:47 AM - SueC mentioned bsms in post Why I Gotta Trot
...ire your fortitude, bsms - have you read War ...
10:44 AM - bsms mentioned SueC in post Why I Gotta Trot
... read your journal, SueC, but I'm so far behi...
02:11 AM - SueC mentioned bsms in post Trotters, Arabians, Donkeys and Other People
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10-17-2018
07:16 PM - SueC mentioned bsms in post Trotters, Arabians, Donkeys and Other People
...informative post, @bsms ! :happydance: I kn...
10-16-2018
08:16 PM - SueC mentioned bsms in post Trotters, Arabians, Donkeys and Other People
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10-15-2018
07:48 AM - Acadianartist mentioned bsms in post Thoughts on the lack of helmets in vaulting
... I will feel bad as bsms points out. I AM pre...
10-14-2018
08:48 PM - Knave mentioned bsms in post Why I Gotta Trot
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08:08 PM - bsms mentioned Filou in post "Wild Horse Petition"
Filou, I have no idea what...
01:42 PM - Knave mentioned bsms in post Thoughts on the lack of helmets in vaulting
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10-24-2018
11:47 AM - zoemary quoted bsms in post Working horses correctly, opinions.
A horse can be comfortabl...
10-19-2018
10:36 AM - bsms quoted Hondo in post Why I Gotta Trot
...But study after study t...
08:58 AM - gottatrot quoted bsms in post Why I Gotta Trot
My THEORY is that acciden...
10-18-2018
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General Horace Porter des...
10-17-2018
09:06 PM - SueC quoted bsms in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
My point is that ranchers...
11:13 AM - bsms quoted SueC in post Trotters, Arabians, Donkeys and Other People
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10-16-2018
12:31 PM - bsms quoted LoriF in post "Wild Horse Petition"
@bsms What you say about...
10-15-2018
11:21 AM - bsms quoted LoriF in post "Wild Horse Petition"
...But facts are facts. T...
10-14-2018
04:05 PM - bsms quoted Filou in post "Wild Horse Petition"
...However it ends up, if ...
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I have state land about a ...
01:22 AM - bsms quoted SueC in post Trotters, Arabians, Donkeys and Other People
Have you never thought ab...
12:58 AM - loosie quoted bsms in post "Wild Horse Petition"
Selective breeding by nat...
10-13-2018
08:55 PM - bsms quoted horselovinguy in post Thoughts on the lack of helmets in vaulting
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08:11 PM - bsms quoted loosie in post "Wild Horse Petition"
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10-12-2018
09:39 PM - bsms quoted 4horses in post "Wild Horse Petition"
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...What do you mean by PROCE...
10-11-2018
11:29 AM - bsms quoted SueC in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
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10-10-2018
10:47 AM - Foxhunter quoted bsms in post Bad clinic experience?
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