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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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07-26-2019
11:44 PM - gottatrot mentioned bsms in post Why I Gotta Trot
... shaped a lot like bsms' Cowboy. His eyes w...
11:48 AM - bsms mentioned gottatrot in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
...hinking about what gottatrot and others have writ...
07-23-2019
02:03 PM - bsms mentioned Avna in post France Bans Whisker Trimming
...y, I agree with you Avna. Hell will freeze so...
07-22-2019
11:17 PM - COWCHICK77 mentioned bsms in post Movie: "Down the Fence"
... agree with you bsms. I fell out of lov...
11:16 PM - Knave mentioned bsms in post Why I Gotta Trot
bsms I really need to sto...
07-21-2019
11:06 AM - Knave mentioned bsms in post Trotters, Arabians, Donkeys and Other People
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01:59 AM - SueC mentioned bsms in post Trotters, Arabians, Donkeys and Other People
... where you live, bsms?). Anyway, ho hum...
07-19-2019
12:45 PM - Knave mentioned bsms in post Why I Gotta Trot
...he misunderstanding bsms. I thought you used ...
11:12 AM - Knave mentioned bsms in post Why I Gotta Trot
...hat everyone’s fear bsms? We fear we are the ...
10:43 AM - bsms mentioned gottatrot in post Why I Gotta Trot
...e is a question: Is gottatrot drawn to special hor...
07-16-2019
01:40 AM - gottatrot mentioned bsms in post Why I Gotta Trot
...ks can be ridden. bsms commented on this in...
07-14-2019
10:28 AM - bsms mentioned gottatrot in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
...started to reply to gottatrot 's thread, but as so...
07-12-2019
07:05 PM - bsms mentioned pasomountain in post BLM's Wild Horses mtg in Boise, Idaho
...ticle you link to pasomountain is beyond stupid. Be...
06:18 PM - AndyTheCornbread mentioned bsms in post BLM's Wild Horses mtg in Boise, Idaho
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05:35 PM - bsms mentioned Knave in post BLM's Wild Horses mtg in Boise, Idaho
...n TV. Just read Knave 's reply. Like some ...
07-11-2019
10:03 PM - boots mentioned bsms in post Wild Horses & Burros Vs. Private Dometic Live Stock on Public Lands
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01:53 AM - Filou mentioned bsms in post BLM's Wild Horses mtg in Boise, Idaho
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07-10-2019
03:44 PM - ACinATX mentioned bsms in post 50,000 Wild Horses in pens & the BLM
...these horses. Like bsms said, most of these ...
07-09-2019
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08-22-2019
08:08 PM - bsms quoted SilverMaple in post Wild Horses & Burros Vs. Private Dometic Live Stock on Public Lands
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12:24 PM - ongket31 quoted bsms in post Legs coming up
I live and ride in a very...
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Lesson horses have a toug...
11:17 AM - bsms quoted WildAbtHorses in post Wild Horses & Burros Vs. Private Dometic Live Stock on Public Lands
...What would we do if they were d...
08-20-2019
01:40 PM - bsms quoted Avna in post Just a Trail Horse - Discussion.
...I wasted fifteen years...
01:25 PM - mmshiro quoted bsms in post Just a Trail Horse - Discussion.
Concerning trail horses.....
08-18-2019
12:24 PM - ACinATX quoted bsms in post How do you if someone is in the wrong sport
If your instructor can't ...
10:49 AM - bsms quoted SueC in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
...You can make a nice to...
12:13 AM - gottatrot quoted bsms in post Wild Horses & Burros Vs. Private Dometic Live Stock on Public Lands
"On average, a domestic h...
08-17-2019
12:45 PM - SueC quoted bsms in post Why I Gotta Trot
The challenge can then be...
08-15-2019
08:13 PM - bsms quoted mmshiro in post Horses and Human Civilization
Domestication occurred 6000 ...
08:13 PM - bsms quoted Avna in post Horses and Human Civilization
Domestication occurred 60...
06:12 PM - Avna quoted bsms in post Horses and Human Civilization
The wheel may have someth...
04:52 PM - mmshiro quoted bsms in post Horses and Human Civilization
The wheel may have someth...
10:27 AM - bsms quoted WildAbtHorses in post Wild Horses & Burros Vs. Private Dometic Live Stock on Public Lands
If “we” get these HMA’s AMLs to we...
08-13-2019
03:09 PM - pasomountain quoted bsms in post Wild Horses & Burros Vs. Private Dometic Live Stock on Public Lands
In a word? YES! And thos...
08-12-2019
03:46 PM - bsms quoted SummerBliss in post Steering with my legs..
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08-11-2019
12:08 PM - starbuster quoted bsms in post Improving Leg Position
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