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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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05-04-2019
03:26 PM - bsms mentioned Rob55 in post Trotters, Arabians, Donkeys and Other People
...t "like" your post, Rob55, but you have my sym...
09:48 AM - knightrider mentioned bsms in post Desensitizing - How do you do it?
...HAT creepy man." bsms, thank you for posti...
05-01-2019
03:25 PM - SueC mentioned bsms in post Why I Gotta Trot
...ut stuff like that, bsms. It's bad for your ...
04-26-2019
07:01 PM - tinyliny mentioned bsms in post Leg Position, Stirrup Length and Trail Riding
...e of the UPPER leg, bsms. Rather, it is the ...
04-23-2019
07:37 AM - SueC mentioned bsms in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
bsms, I heard two jokes t...
04-20-2019
10:31 AM - bsms mentioned knightrider in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
...ay to the library, knightrider. Ordered it used fro...
10:25 AM - bsms mentioned lb27312 in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
Yes, lb27312 , the circled area i...
04-19-2019
10:02 PM - SueC mentioned bsms in post Food/Treat Aggression/Pushiness
...like knightrider, bsms, gottatrot, Knave,...
12:53 PM - bsms mentioned SueC in post Food/Treat Aggression/Pushiness
...me polite again." - SueC Maybe that is how my...
12:43 PM - knightrider mentioned bsms in post Horse behavior at feeding time
...een for me. I like bsms idea of partnership....
09:02 AM - SueC mentioned bsms in post Trotters, Arabians, Donkeys and Other People
...sbear, and I think bsms can drink it too, if...
04-18-2019
09:50 PM - SueC mentioned bsms in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
... an old bath towel, bsms? It's great for scr...
04-17-2019
08:33 PM - SueC mentioned bsms in post Trotters, Arabians, Donkeys and Other People
...this turned out. bsms, those stories you'r...
11:10 AM - jaydee mentioned bsms in post Tell me HOW this bit works?
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04-15-2019
11:40 PM - SueC mentioned bsms in post Trotters, Arabians, Donkeys and Other People
@bsms , that flying footag...
08:58 AM - CopperLove mentioned bsms in post Leg Position, Stirrup Length and Trail Riding
...out here either. bsms I’ll have to rememb...
05:21 AM - SueC mentioned bsms in post Trotters, Arabians, Donkeys and Other People
...ck to aircraft too, bsms! But for now, I t...
04-13-2019
04:47 PM - Caledonian mentioned bsms in post Trotters, Arabians, Donkeys and Other People
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03:42 PM - SueC mentioned bsms in post Trotters, Arabians, Donkeys and Other People
...g question for you, bsms. With the jets you ...
11:13 AM - bsms mentioned SueC in post Leg Position, Stirrup Length and Trail Riding
...es do not have. As SueC puts it, "Your perso...

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04-20-2019
11:25 AM - rockwind1 quoted bsms in post best horse set up for 1 acre rental, arizona
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04-19-2019
07:50 PM - SueC quoted bsms in post Food/Treat Aggression/Pushiness
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11:18 AM - bsms quoted SueC in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
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04-18-2019
03:03 PM - AtokaGhosthorse quoted bsms in post Me and my horse have zero bond
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04-17-2019
09:17 PM - Hondo quoted bsms in post Discipline vs. Punishment
When I pull a stone out o...
04-15-2019
04:19 PM - bsms quoted updownrider in post Tell me HOW this bit works?
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11:23 AM - UtahCowboy quoted bsms in post Utah
Love Utah, although I liv...
04-14-2019
11:38 PM - bsms quoted TXhorseman in post "Stronger" Bit vs Training
...Many riders think a sign of ...
12:21 PM - bsms quoted horselovinguy in post Tell me HOW this bit works?
...Minimal contact is whisper soft...
10:34 AM - horselovinguy quoted bsms in post Tell me HOW this bit works?
Of course, in western rid...
04-13-2019
08:11 PM - Captain Evil quoted bsms in post Tell me HOW this bit works?
... your point on this bsms, and I agree, and ye...
03:22 PM - SueC quoted bsms in post Leg Position, Stirrup Length and Trail Riding
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07:43 AM - greentree quoted bsms in post Discipline vs. Punishment
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01:53 AM - SueC quoted bsms in post Leg Position, Stirrup Length and Trail Riding
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04-11-2019
02:05 PM - SilverMaple quoted bsms in post Tell me HOW this bit works?
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04-10-2019
05:00 PM - bsms quoted Celeste in post Leg Position, Stirrup Length and Trail Riding
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04-08-2019
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