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  1. kiwigirl
    10-05-2019 08:42 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 02:15 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 01:59 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 12:20 PM - 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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08-19-2018
06:08 PM - bsms mentioned SueC in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
...I agree with both @SueC and @tinyliny . In...
03:07 AM - SueC mentioned bsms in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
...stly semantic game, bsms. You probably use t...
02:39 AM - bsms mentioned SueC in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
...ard to them..." - @SueC And Bandit DID! Si...
01:07 AM - SueC mentioned bsms in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
...hat you are saying, bsms, but some horses act...
08-18-2018
11:46 PM - tinyliny mentioned bsms in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
I think , bsms, you will exhaust yo...
07:13 PM - Fimargue mentioned bsms in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
...orse by the way. bsms, Bandit also has tha...
11:30 AM - Knave mentioned bsms in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
You know what bsms, I tend to think hum...
01:31 AM - SueC mentioned bsms in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
...nd your heresies, @bsms ! ;-) I generally ...
08-17-2018
10:57 PM - bsms mentioned Fimargue in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
...topic, and the OP ( Fimargue )has a perfectly rea...
08-14-2018
02:17 PM - SueC mentioned bsms in post Why I Gotta Trot
...of lead deficiency, bsms! :evil:
02:06 PM - Knave mentioned bsms in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
...! I am proud of you bsms! When I was first st...
11:48 AM - bsms mentioned Knave in post Why I Gotta Trot
You may be right, Knave. I used to take Mia ...
11:23 AM - Knave mentioned bsms in post Why I Gotta Trot
bsms I think that as you ...
08-13-2018
11:10 AM - Knave mentioned bsms in post Trotters, Arabians, Donkeys and Other People
... to think about. bsms thank you. I really ...
03:03 AM - SueC mentioned bsms in post Trotters, Arabians, Donkeys and Other People
...better. Good thing bsms hasn't copyrighted i...
01:01 AM - SueC mentioned bsms in post Trotters, Arabians, Donkeys and Other People
That's lovely, @bsms - thanks for sharin...
12:26 AM - bsms mentioned Knave in post Trotters, Arabians, Donkeys and Other People
...rses changing me. @Knave , I don't know if yo...
08-12-2018
12:00 PM - egrogan mentioned bsms in post Trotters, Arabians, Donkeys and Other People
...This book I think @bsms ? I feel like a fak...
08-11-2018
10:08 AM - Hondo mentioned bsms in post Riding Dangerously
bsms I think there may be...
08:14 AM - SueC mentioned bsms in post Trotters, Arabians, Donkeys and Other People
...at too, and so is @bsms , and so is @Knave...

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10-14-2018
02:07 PM - bsms quoted Filou in post "Wild Horse Petition"
I have state land about a ...
02:22 AM - bsms quoted SueC in post Trotters, Arabians, Donkeys and Other People
Have you never thought ab...
01:58 AM - loosie quoted bsms in post "Wild Horse Petition"
Selective breeding by nat...
10-13-2018
09:55 PM - bsms quoted horselovinguy in post Thoughts on the lack of helmets in vaulting
...Sorry, I had to put this out th...
09:11 PM - bsms quoted loosie in post "Wild Horse Petition"
...They are just crossbreed...
10-12-2018
10:39 PM - bsms quoted 4horses in post "Wild Horse Petition"
Bsms - i totally disagree wi...
05:20 PM - bsms quoted Dragoon in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
...What do you mean by PROCE...
10-11-2018
12:29 PM - bsms quoted SueC in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
...I heard it said once, ...
10-10-2018
11:47 AM - Foxhunter quoted bsms in post Bad clinic experience?
. It seems to me a goo...
10-08-2018
06:17 PM - bsms quoted OceanTheAndalusian in post Why use a bit?
...If a horse really takes off I don't ...
10-07-2018
05:47 PM - ShirtHotTeez quoted bsms in post Bad clinic experience?
....It seems to me a good...
10-06-2018
10:37 PM - bsms quoted Celeste in post going the distance - my endurance adventures
You know they say that you c...
10-05-2018
11:39 AM - bsms quoted Filou in post Finding a saddle to fit 6'1" man, all height is in his legs!
The thing I am most concer...
09-30-2018
05:36 PM - mmshiro quoted bsms in post Difficult time posting
Consider: "The signifi...
09-25-2018
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09-24-2018
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11:49 AM - jaydee quoted bsms in post Bad clinic experience?
I suspect the Dorrance br...
09-23-2018
12:32 PM - bsms quoted jaydee in post Bad clinic experience?
...I'm not sure what the OP...
09-18-2018
04:53 PM - bsms quoted TXhorseman in post "Give him more energy"
...A horse with built up energy...
12:52 PM - bsms quoted SilverMaple in post Questions for USA horse riders ! (I'm french ^^)
...I can't fathom trail riders w...

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