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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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08-30-2019
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...
08-18-2019
11:05 PM - bsms mentioned knightrider in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
... quote and post it, knightrider. By tomorrow.
01:11 PM - ACinATX mentioned bsms in post Saddle for learning to canter?
...just for that. bsms that "polishing the ...
08-17-2019
11:00 PM - bsms mentioned mmshiro in post Saddle for learning to canter?
... your part. Like mmshiro, I feel a big differ...
08-11-2019
12:05 PM - Avna mentioned bsms in post Wild Horses & Burros Vs. Private Dometic Live Stock on Public Lands
... only one. And, bsms is wrong about one t...
10:54 AM - bsms mentioned Avna in post Wild Horses & Burros Vs. Private Dometic Live Stock on Public Lands
...even know? PSS: Avna, I agree! It is frus...
10:44 AM - bsms mentioned WildAbtHorses in post Wild Horses & Burros Vs. Private Dometic Live Stock on Public Lands
...ts, foxes,..." - WildAbtHorses Good grief! Step ...
08-09-2019
09:55 AM - Knave mentioned bsms in post Wild Horses & Burros Vs. Private Dometic Live Stock on Public Lands
...nt that overshadows bsms ‘s (which is so evid...
06:57 AM - SueC mentioned bsms in post Why I Gotta Trot
.../IMG][/CENTER] bsms!!!! You've grown a h...
08-08-2019
04:15 PM - bsms mentioned avjudge in post e-mail from George Morris
...r the internet?" - avjudge Well, George Morris'...
03:13 PM - Filou mentioned bsms in post e-mail from George Morris
...ead your post above bsms where you mention th...
08-07-2019
08:23 PM - bsms mentioned SilverMaple in post Just a Trail Horse - Discussion.
... do all the stuff SilverMaple suggests, although t...
02:32 PM - lostastirrup mentioned bsms in post e-mail from George Morris
...I have to thank you bsms for being clear and ...
08-06-2019
12:02 PM - AtokaGhosthorse mentioned bsms in post Just a Trail Horse - Discussion.
@bsms You said what I wa...
08-01-2019
03:30 PM - COWCHICK77 mentioned bsms in post Wild Horses & Burros Vs. Private Dometic Live Stock on Public Lands
...pletely agree with bsms, people back east sh...
07-27-2019
07:45 PM - farmpony84 mentioned bsms in post Steering with my legs..
bsms - you have to rememb...

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09-01-2019
04:17 AM - SueC quoted bsms in post Why I Gotta Trot
Kind of hard to like your...
04:08 AM - Jolien quoted bsms in post dressage, what's the use? Convince me?
"The first sentence is si...
02:19 AM - tinyliny quoted bsms in post dressage, what's the use? Convince me?
Tiny, before I'm off the ...
08-31-2019
08:37 PM - bsms quoted tinyliny in post dressage, what's the use? Convince me?
...but my 2 years of dressage...
08:27 PM - bsms quoted lostastirrup in post dressage, what's the use? Convince me?
...And as someone who frequently ...
07:26 PM - lostastirrup quoted bsms in post dressage, what's the use? Convince me?
It is absolutely true. If...
06:50 PM - gottatrot quoted bsms in post dressage, what's the use? Convince me?
I am not in any way denig...
03:03 PM - bsms quoted ApuetsoT in post dressage, what's the use? Convince me?
It's important to differentia...
03:03 PM - bsms quoted TXhorseman in post dressage, what's the use? Convince me?
It's important to differentiate...
02:23 AM - BeckyFletcher quoted bsms in post Bits
Short shanks are not gent...
08-30-2019
09:58 PM - walkinthewalk quoted bsms in post Every rider IS a trainer -- every time you interact with a horse
[QUOTE=bsms;1970763261] "[I]E...
07:33 PM - bsms quoted Jolien in post Every rider IS a trainer -- every time you interact with a horse
Originally Posted by bsms.....
04:19 PM - Jolien quoted bsms in post Every rider IS a trainer -- every time you interact with a horse
I used to disagree with a...
11:27 AM - bsms quoted gottatrot in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
...al is, like you say gottatrot, often small. A coup...
01:26 AM - gottatrot quoted bsms in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
Although here's the kicke...
08-29-2019
09:45 AM - AtokaGhosthorse quoted bsms in post Weaver Mohair Blend Cinches - Question
I rinse the salt off of m...
08-25-2019
06:24 PM - Hondo quoted bsms in post Wild Horses & Burros Vs. Private Dometic Live Stock on Public Lands
Note: The number of catt...
11:07 AM - Dustbunny quoted bsms in post Old mare and New Rider: What kind of bit?
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08-24-2019
07:56 PM - duskexx quoted bsms in post Long & low from the ground
I'm not sure if Foxhunter...
06:25 PM - boots quoted bsms in post Wild Horses & Burros Vs. Private Dometic Live Stock on Public Lands
It is a long shot, but ma...

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