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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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11-15-2017
10:53 AM - bsms mentioned gottatrot in post Saddle issue for arab
...n "A-frame" back, @gottatrot : http://imageshack...
11-14-2017
09:17 PM - phantomhorse13 mentioned bsms in post Horse Talk for people over 50
...shape in no time. bsms : How fun for your g...
12:59 PM - bsms mentioned Hondo in post Saddle issue for arab
...Arabian saddle" - @Hondo https://sep.yimg.c...
11:31 AM - Pearl5 mentioned bsms in post Horse Talk for people over 50
bsms your granddaughter i...
11-12-2017
01:50 AM - walkinthewalk mentioned bsms in post Horse Talk for people over 50
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12:16 AM - Pearl5 mentioned bsms in post Horse Talk for people over 50
...u.be/8gNxv0xet5k bsms I'm so glad Bandit i...
11-11-2017
07:16 PM - gottatrot mentioned bsms in post Why I Gotta Trot
...n up the scraps. bsms, I hadn't noticed th...
03:39 PM - bsms mentioned Hondo in post Why I Gotta Trot
... the bone itself, @Hondo . I need to avoid pr...
11-10-2017
10:06 PM - phantomhorse13 mentioned bsms in post Horse Talk for people over 50
... an experience like bsms . Yesterday, I got...
11-06-2017
06:48 PM - Pearl5 mentioned bsms in post Horse Talk for people over 50
...ter (he was 30). bsms, I hope Bandit's leg...
02:11 PM - phantomhorse13 mentioned bsms in post Horse Talk for people over 50
@bsms : hope Bandit is do...
11-04-2017
12:02 PM - Celeste mentioned bsms in post Horse Talk for people over 50
bsms I also bought a sli...
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...had that been me. bsms I am glad to learn B...
11-02-2017
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11-01-2017
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04-20-2018
11:28 PM - SueC quoted bsms in post Trotters, Arabians, Donkeys and Other People
...And in many horse spor...
04-16-2018
11:59 PM - bsms quoted mmshiro in post Update on horses with "behavioral problems"
...I'm mostly addressing the...
04:33 PM - jaydee quoted bsms in post Tucking head excessively
WHY does a horse go behin...
01:39 PM - bsms quoted jaydee in post Tucking head excessively
That's rather like using mo...
12:41 PM - mmshiro quoted bsms in post Update on horses with "behavioral problems"
I've been posting on HF f...
12:13 PM - jaydee quoted bsms in post Tucking head excessively
the late 1930s: It uses...
11:44 AM - bsms quoted mmshiro in post Update on horses with "behavioral problems"
...but in my mind "being sup...
04-15-2018
11:11 PM - bsms quoted Kaifyre in post Two Horse Tack.
...HOWEVER. A bit of researc...
04-10-2018
09:59 AM - Cynical25 quoted bsms in post Western - Long Legs Issue
A former moderator on HF ...
04-02-2018
03:31 PM - bsms quoted tinyliny in post Tom Thumb Bit
...so I always want to direct...
03-30-2018
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11:01 AM - EstrellaandJericho quoted bsms in post What are your opinions on this YouTube rant?
If y'all are falling off ...
09:46 AM - Acadianartist quoted bsms in post What are your opinions on this YouTube rant?
If y'all are falling off ...
08:33 AM - mmshiro quoted bsms in post What are your opinions on this YouTube rant?
"Settling into a chair po...
01:22 AM - bsms quoted mmshiro in post What are your opinions on this YouTube rant?
... absent a spook." - mmshiro https://imageshack....
03-29-2018
06:05 PM - mmshiro quoted bsms in post What are your opinions on this YouTube rant?
Notice she considers G to...
06:01 PM - Acadianartist quoted bsms in post What are your opinions on this YouTube rant?
...uldn't wear helmets bsms. But I struggle with...
04:44 PM - bsms quoted Acadianartist in post What are your opinions on this YouTube rant?
Just so we're clear @bsms , are y...
12:27 PM - Avna quoted bsms in post What are your opinions on this YouTube rant?
And there are zero real a...
11:48 AM - bsms quoted Avna in post What are your opinions on this YouTube rant?
There are zero real argum...

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