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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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12-30-2018
12:36 PM - egrogan mentioned bsms in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
...ou all this year at bsms. I hope the adventur...
12-29-2018
12:46 PM - bsms mentioned princepjlugo in post What to do if trampled
...t depends (for you, princepjlugo) on HOW the horse re...
12-28-2018
10:42 PM - SueC mentioned bsms in post Why I Gotta Trot
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12-25-2018
09:24 PM - gottatrot mentioned bsms in post Why I Gotta Trot
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12-24-2018
05:28 PM - knightrider mentioned bsms in post Going to See Alicia Burton Tomorrow!
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12-23-2018
10:18 AM - Zexious mentioned bsms in post Riding on the Road
...re else, such as in bsms ' case? Is it the on...
12-20-2018
05:40 PM - ACinATX mentioned bsms in post Thoughts on the Green-Broke Horse
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12:18 PM - ManicDaisy mentioned bsms in post Thoughts on the Green-Broke Horse
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12-19-2018
09:35 AM - bsms mentioned ManicDaisy in post Thoughts on the Green-Broke Horse
...d ex-lesson horse! ManicDaisy, I strongly recommen...
12-16-2018
06:22 PM - gottatrot mentioned bsms in post Why teach/use a one rein stop?
...h. I agree with bsms, that if a horse is ...
12-15-2018
09:55 AM - bsms mentioned kophing in post Cinching for an Unbalanced Rider
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12-13-2018
07:37 PM - knightrider mentioned bsms in post Getting a horse over it's worst nightmare
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12-12-2018
01:00 PM - egrogan mentioned bsms in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
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12-11-2018
09:34 PM - Filou mentioned bsms in post Getting a horse over it's worst nightmare
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03-08-2019
04:39 PM - SueC quoted bsms in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
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03-05-2019
06:32 AM - gottatrot quoted bsms in post Why I Gotta Trot
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03-04-2019
01:00 PM - bsms quoted Knave in post Why I Gotta Trot
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03-02-2019
09:46 PM - phantomhorse13 quoted bsms in post Why I Gotta Trot
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02-26-2019
04:05 PM - AtokaGhosthorse quoted bsms in post Canít eat with bit in mouth?
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02-25-2019
01:38 PM - bsms quoted greentree in post That scary canter/lope....
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02-24-2019
10:37 AM - bsms quoted gottatrot in post Why I Gotta Trot
...I won't say he is "thick-he...
02-19-2019
06:15 PM - bsms quoted greentree in post Imaginary Day From Hell - Any Horse Event
...but the place was quiet, an...
01:15 PM - bsms quoted horselovinguy in post Explain breeches to me
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12:02 PM - horselovinguy quoted bsms in post Explain breeches to me
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02-18-2019
03:54 PM - bsms quoted blue eyed pony in post Explain breeches to me
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02-10-2019
08:05 PM - mmshiro quoted bsms in post Still hands / Contact
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02-09-2019
01:43 PM - bsms quoted blue eyed pony in post Doesn’t like contact in the mouth
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01:20 PM - blue eyed pony quoted bsms in post Doesn’t like contact in the mouth
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01-27-2019
06:36 PM - SueC quoted bsms in post Knee placement during the rising/posting trot
If one values vertical mo...
10:23 AM - bsms quoted updownrider in post Knee placement during the rising/posting trot
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