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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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03-01-2018
10:08 AM - bsms mentioned gottatrot in post Why I Gotta Trot
...e in particular." - gottatrot For Bandit's sake, ...
12:11 AM - gottatrot mentioned bsms in post Why I Gotta Trot
...orse world. If bsms sells Bandit, I woul...
02-26-2018
09:52 AM - Zexious mentioned bsms in post Why I Gotta Trot
...eally great points, bsms ; many times the hor...
02-21-2018
10:20 AM - bsms mentioned Marlea Warlea in post Scooting/running horse
...ts more angry." - @Marlea Warlea Opinionated horses...
10:20 AM - bsms mentioned mmshiro in post Scooting/running horse
... a 45º angle." - @mmshiro Method 2 uses very...
02-20-2018
10:56 AM - bsms mentioned Foxhunter in post Scooting/running horse
...tion for both." - @Foxhunter This. Something ...
02-17-2018
09:46 PM - Hondo mentioned bsms in post Treeless With Rigid Bar- (good idea/bad idea?)
bsms Do some armchair mec...
01-28-2018
10:54 AM - bsms mentioned updownrider in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
...ank you for asking, updownrider. It is growing out a...
01-18-2018
09:21 AM - bsms mentioned updownrider in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
... foot is healing, @updownrider . It will take a lit...
01-17-2018
01:05 AM - gottatrot mentioned bsms in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
...rsonal attacks. bsms has described his ho...
01-16-2018
12:15 PM - bsms mentioned horseluvr2524 in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
..."vibrations". Like horseluvr2524 's Shan, I trust Ban...
01-15-2018
03:04 PM - SwissMiss mentioned bsms in post Horse Talk for people over 50
bsms that hoof looks very...
02:28 PM - bsms mentioned Hondo in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
...ing about some of @Hondo 's posts. https://...
08:15 AM - egrogan mentioned bsms in post The ultimate bit discussion thread!
...really nice offer @bsms . And, my first reac...
01-14-2018
08:24 PM - bsms mentioned egrogan in post The ultimate bit discussion thread!
Are you open, @egrogan , to trying a Billy ...
08:05 PM - gottatrot mentioned bsms in post The ultimate bit discussion thread!
...gh. I think one of bsms' horses is also like...
01-13-2018
09:29 PM - tinyliny mentioned bsms in post The ultimate bit discussion thread!
...e than the other. bsms where are you??? c...
10:42 AM - bsms mentioned boots in post The ultimate bit discussion thread!
...is meaningless. @boots , I tried an elevato...
10:40 AM - bsms mentioned Smilie in post The ultimate bit discussion thread!
...otate further As @Smilie pointed out, the wa...
01-08-2018
08:58 PM - gottatrot mentioned bsms in post Horse Movement - "Inverted" or "Round"
...o say someone like bsms has not experienced ...

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06-21-2018
08:56 PM - SueC quoted bsms in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
Quote: ...Horses don't ...
12:13 PM - Avna quoted bsms in post My 2 Mares were stars on Trail today!
I've been way behind in r...
06-20-2018
12:39 PM - bsms quoted Acadianartist in post the Inevitability of Falling
... I'd caution against anyone thi...
06-19-2018
10:56 AM - bsms quoted SueC in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
...https://imagizer.image...
09:38 AM - HorseAndPuggy quoted bsms in post the Inevitability of Falling
...just one fall, like bsms. Reading Foxhunter'...
06-18-2018
10:48 AM - Fimargue quoted bsms in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
In my case, that isn't an...
10:14 AM - bsms quoted Fimargue in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
Not in the hand, just hold it...
12:43 AM - SueC quoted bsms in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
...as Baucher put it, "Le...
06-17-2018
04:34 PM - bsms quoted Kalraii in post the Inevitability of Falling
Of your list of the four ine...
11:47 AM - bsms quoted phantomhorse13 in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
Happy Father's Day! I hope you are ...
11:43 AM - bsms quoted gottatrot in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
...Do we want him to ignore th...
10:35 AM - bsms quoted gottatrot in post Why I Gotta Trot
....To my chagrin, I realized ...
06-16-2018
09:44 PM - bsms quoted SueC in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
...Many roads lead to the...
09:31 PM - SueC quoted bsms in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
I'm often accused of hati...
11:49 AM - bsms quoted egrogan in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
......But to get her to real...
10:45 AM - bsms quoted SueC in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
...When it is at its very...
10:21 AM - bsms quoted SueC in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
...We don't tango around ...
02:20 AM - SueC quoted bsms in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
... to you, "Oh, but @bsms or whoever, I saw t...
06-15-2018
08:49 PM - gottatrot quoted bsms in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
bsms, if you figure out t...
12:25 PM - bsms quoted knightrider in post Why I Gotta Trot
...As for driving, I cannot imag...

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