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  1. 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!
  2. 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
  3. 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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08-04-2017
11:31 PM - Acadianartist mentioned bsms in post Kodak spooked again... and I have a concussion
@bsms Clearly, it works f...
08:13 AM - AnitaAnne mentioned bsms in post Kodak spooked again... and I have a concussion
bsms I love your explanat...
07-31-2017
02:09 PM - horseluvr2524 mentioned bsms in post Why I Gotta Trot
...s asleep walking. bsms riding in Oregon wit...
07-30-2017
02:43 PM - egrogan mentioned bsms in post My 2 Mares were stars on Trail today!
...hrough the system! bsms, I take your point t...
07-29-2017
08:19 AM - phantomhorse13 mentioned bsms in post Horse Talk for people over 50
bsms : nice to hear you g...
07-27-2017
02:04 PM - Change mentioned bsms in post Horse Talk for people over 50
...icate her buddy? bsms, Celeste, PhantomHor...
07-24-2017
01:31 PM - bsms mentioned mmshiro in post Should lessons be stopped if the rider requests for it to due to them being scared?
... use the advice of mmshiro : "It would have bee...
07:46 AM - egrogan mentioned bsms in post My 2 Mares were stars on Trail today!
...now what you mean @bsms - I feel like I've b...
07-20-2017
06:43 PM - tinyliny mentioned bsms in post Anette Lewis- How did she stay on?!
...son for it. Maybe bsms, the engineer, can...
07-18-2017
09:11 PM - horseluvr2524 mentioned bsms in post Wild horses - unicorns or pests?
bsms Adoption is tricky a...
06:52 PM - phantomhorse13 mentioned bsms in post Horse Talk for people over 50
...t thing possible. bsms : hope Cowboy heals ...
07-17-2017
11:09 AM - bsms mentioned egrogan in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
@egrogan , I copied this from...
09:29 AM - egrogan mentioned bsms in post My 2 Mares were stars on Trail today!
...hat you're saying @bsms - it's definitely no...
07-12-2017
05:22 PM - Acadianartist mentioned bsms in post Riding Kodak bitless with contact!
Thanks bsms ! What you are descr...
07-09-2017
12:56 PM - bsms mentioned SouthernTrails in post Does licking and chewing mean the horse is "digesting a thought"?
... about the saddle @SouthernTrails built for me is tha...
11:20 AM - bsms mentioned Smilie in post Does licking and chewing mean the horse is "digesting a thought"?
...'m sure Stacy and @Smilie can both get horses...
11:20 AM - bsms mentioned Hondo in post Does licking and chewing mean the horse is "digesting a thought"?
... in training that @Hondo rejects. Our philos...
07-08-2017
10:13 AM - bsms mentioned tinyliny in post New horse, join up
...meant by that." - @tinyliny When you lead a ho...
12:41 AM - tinyliny mentioned bsms in post New horse, join up
...I'm in the saddle. bsms This takes real fine...
07-07-2017
11:50 PM - bsms mentioned tinyliny in post New horse, join up
@tinyliny "on a lead line, t...

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11-30-2017
11:38 PM - bsms quoted gottatrot in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
...You know from my journal al...
11:37 PM - bsms quoted phantomhorse13 in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
...You know from my journal all the...
03:54 PM - ChieTheRider quoted bsms in post Bits/traning = more "whoa". Tips?
Out of curiosity, have yo...
11-29-2017
10:17 AM - bsms quoted gottatrot in post Deleted Posts
10:13 AM - bsms quoted Hondo in post Deleted Posts
06:59 AM - Hondo quoted bsms in post Why I Gotta Trot
@Hondo , where do you get...
03:24 AM - gottatrot quoted bsms in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
Good stuff. Really l...
11-28-2017
01:56 PM - bsms quoted Hondo in post Why I Gotta Trot
We learn the muscles of th...
04:56 AM - gottatrot quoted bsms in post Why I Gotta Trot
It's always great to come...
11-27-2017
07:54 PM - bsms quoted Hondo in post Why I Gotta Trot
...Think about the width o...
06:59 PM - bsms quoted Hondo in post Why I Gotta Trot
...quine anatomy." - @Hondo The thoracic trapezi...
06:36 PM - Hondo quoted bsms in post Why I Gotta Trot
No idea what the signific...
05:48 PM - Hondo quoted bsms in post Why I Gotta Trot
If the ANGLE is right, th...
03:50 PM - bsms quoted Hondo in post Why I Gotta Trot
Based on most saddle maker...
02:15 PM - Hondo quoted bsms in post Why I Gotta Trot
but I think the large maj...
11-26-2017
10:30 AM - gottatrot quoted bsms in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
And is it just me, or is ...
10:20 AM - gottatrot quoted bsms in post Why I Gotta Trot
Thanks, Egrogan, hopefull...
05:59 AM - bsms quoted Pearl5 in post Horse Talk for people over 50
...She said Sunshine did we...
11-24-2017
12:47 PM - bsms quoted Chevaux in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
I really like Cowboy -- he's...
11-20-2017
11:38 AM - phantomhorse13 quoted bsms in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
Now...if I could find som...

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