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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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06-04-2020
09:02 AM - bsms mentioned Hondo in post Demand VS Insist
... and a way of life. Hondo and I have often dis...
06-02-2020
10:36 AM - bsms mentioned SueC in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
The photo, SueC, is the one who is n...
05-26-2020
10:05 AM - Horsef mentioned bsms in post Can't canter without bouncing
bsms I gather that you ri...
05-21-2020
02:54 AM - gottatrot mentioned bsms in post Why I Gotta Trot
...ses too. But, like bsms, there are other peo...
05-20-2020
01:27 PM - egrogan mentioned bsms in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
Hi bsms! I thought of you th...
05-18-2020
09:54 AM - bsms mentioned egrogan in post Why I Gotta Trot
...uld work OK for me, egrogan. My wife? Not so muc...
09:50 AM - bsms mentioned LoriF in post Battle for the Brumbies
...ake sense to me." - LoriF In ranching, the ...
09:38 AM - bsms mentioned loosie in post Battle for the Brumbies
...th effectively." - @loosie They are using pr...
05-16-2020
09:28 AM - SueC mentioned bsms in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
... but meanwhile: bsms, you actually look a...
05-09-2020
11:57 AM - Horsef mentioned bsms in post What level am i?
bsms I don’t think “heel ...
10:40 AM - bsms mentioned Jolien in post What level am i?
...s the goal. Like Jolien, I don't use a lot o...
12:50 AM - SueC mentioned bsms in post Trotters, Arabians, Donkeys and Other People
OMG, bsms, I've never heard of...
12:44 AM - Horsef mentioned bsms in post What level am i?
bsms just out of curiosit...
05-04-2020
10:44 PM - SueC mentioned bsms in post Why I Gotta Trot
...xasperating) stuff, bsms! And yeah, about th...
09:09 PM - Knave mentioned bsms in post Why I Gotta Trot
That was funny bsms. I completely agr...
10:42 AM - jgnmoose mentioned bsms in post Riding tips - How to keep lower leg still?
...ition described by @bsms as a "Defensive seat...
05-02-2020
06:32 PM - SummerBliss mentioned bsms in post Riding tips - How to keep lower leg still?
...tioned as well! bsms Thanks for the pics...
10:34 AM - Interstellar mentioned bsms in post Riding tips - How to keep lower leg still?
...orse. I agree with @bsms on standing in the s...
04-28-2020
09:15 AM - egrogan mentioned bsms in post My 2 Mares were stars on Trail today!
...r part of the world bsms, but even though eve...
06:22 AM - Avna mentioned bsms in post My 2 Mares were stars on Trail today!
...roasted myself. bsms if you hate snow, do...

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06-07-2020
09:20 PM - bsms quoted loosie in post Demand VS Insist
...And how do you go about ...
10:39 AM - bsms quoted jgnmoose in post Demand VS Insist
...what you mentioned, jgnmoose. If one doesn't have...
06-06-2020
09:17 PM - SueC quoted bsms in post Trotters, Arabians, Donkeys and Other People
"...no evidence of illega...
06-04-2020
09:00 AM - bsms quoted Kaifyre in post Demand VS Insist
...But, end result - horse d...
06:50 AM - Aprilswissmiss quoted bsms in post Demand VS Insist
Strongly disagree with th...
12:56 AM - gottatrot quoted bsms in post Demand VS Insist
The longer I'm around hor...
06-03-2020
10:26 AM - bsms quoted Aprilswissmiss in post Demand VS Insist
I think you are getting stuck in th...
06-01-2020
01:06 PM - bsms quoted WildAbtHorses in post Wild Horses & Burros Vs. Private Dometic Live Stock on Public Lands
The problem was the same and just ...
05-25-2020
07:31 PM - bsms quoted maura in post Can't canter without bouncing
...anter in half seat, maura wrote: Riding the...
07:31 PM - bsms quoted Horsef in post Can't canter without bouncing
...The only way I managed t...
05-23-2020
11:19 AM - bsms quoted loosie in post Battle for the Brumbies
...But re eliminating anima...
06:28 AM - loosie quoted bsms in post Battle for the Brumbies
And yes, hunting IS manag...
05-22-2020
02:53 PM - bsms quoted 4horses in post Battle for the Brumbies
Why don't they separate the ...
12:45 PM - Shortyhorses4me quoted bsms in post Can't canter without bouncing
Rock, or plan on polishin...
05-19-2020
10:38 AM - bsms quoted QtrBel in post Battle for the Brumbies
loosie that would be becaus...
05-18-2020
07:58 PM - RegalCharm quoted bsms in post Battle for the Brumbies
No, there is no pain free...
03:49 PM - bsms quoted LoriF in post Battle for the Brumbies
Sorry, I don't agree with ...
03:11 PM - LoriF quoted bsms in post Battle for the Brumbies
"Get the horses off becau...
11:39 AM - bsms quoted RegalCharm in post Battle for the Brumbies
...in human it takes around 4 m...
05-17-2020
02:06 AM - gottatrot quoted bsms in post Why I Gotta Trot
It is just so hard to bal...

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