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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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10-10-2016
10:42 PM - Cammey mentioned bsms in post Trials and Tribulations of the Adult Beginner
...at list along with @bsms ‘s journal. Mind yo...
11:32 AM - bsms mentioned Smilie in post Willing Compliance or Aversive Reflex
...ngrily_smileys: @Smilie : Chris Irwin used t...
10-09-2016
05:24 PM - bsms mentioned Smilie in post Willing Compliance or Aversive Reflex
...nd as strongly as @Smilie and I have disagree...
12:35 PM - Hondo mentioned bsms in post Willing Compliance or Aversive Reflex
bsms If you go to thei...
10-08-2016
08:22 PM - bsms mentioned Avna in post Willing Compliance or Aversive Reflex
..., I back down. As Avna mentioned, "Any time...
10-06-2016
11:25 AM - bsms mentioned Smilie in post Willing Compliance or Aversive Reflex
...good' according to Smilie's or Bsms's experien...
10-05-2016
11:00 PM - bsms mentioned Smilie in post Willing Compliance or Aversive Reflex
...ith buddies..." - @Smilie I tend to think t...
10-04-2016
07:06 PM - bsms mentioned phantomhorse13 in post Willing Compliance or Aversive Reflex
...orrowed a line from phantomhorse13 and told my wife, "W...
09-27-2016
10:44 AM - Hondo mentioned bsms in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
bsms Still pondering...
09-26-2016
09:54 PM - Hondo mentioned bsms in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
bsms What's the deal with...
01:32 PM - Avna mentioned bsms in post The most important piece of tack-READ!
bsms, in lo these many ye...
09-24-2016
11:26 AM - bsms mentioned Hondo in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
...lmed, I think." - @Hondo One of the bad bit...
11:26 AM - bsms mentioned Reiningcatsanddogs in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
....or you fight." - @Reiningcatsanddogs That was me at tim...
09-23-2016
02:44 PM - bsms mentioned Bondre in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
...tatrot and SueC and Bondre and egrogan and phan...
02:44 PM - bsms mentioned Hondo in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
... phantomhorse13 and Hondo and others describe,...
09-21-2016
05:40 PM - Hondo mentioned bsms in post Clinton Anderson
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bsms What happened to ...
09-19-2016
06:37 PM - bsms mentioned Smilie in post Clinton Anderson
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...ink that was what @jaydee was describing with...
06:37 PM - bsms mentioned Hondo in post Clinton Anderson
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07-02-2017
01:47 PM - bsms quoted Hondo in post Train your horse to respond, not react
...When I took Dragon into...
01:12 PM - Hondo quoted bsms in post Train your horse to respond, not react
Dragon also had virtually...
10:55 AM - bsms quoted Hondo in post Acquiescence or agreement?
...But as you suggest, I a...
07-01-2017
03:51 AM - gottatrot quoted bsms in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
My wife does wound care a...
06-25-2017
11:50 AM - TXhorseman quoted bsms in post Tipping forward when in alignment
The human spine, like the...
06-24-2017
06:37 PM - bsms quoted Hondo in post Ask-Tell-Demand
..."ALWAYS"? Hmmm? So Hondo, if the horse starts...
02:42 PM - Hondo quoted bsms in post Ask-Tell-Demand
RE: Well, if the horse do...
11:20 AM - Hondo quoted bsms in post Ask-Tell-Demand
Not sure why anyone here ...
10:35 AM - bsms quoted Hondo in post Ask-Tell-Demand
...? How do you think Hondo was trained to go fo...
06-23-2017
09:59 PM - bsms quoted Hondo in post Ask-Tell-Demand
Another quote from Lucy Re...
05:14 PM - bsms quoted Hondo in post Ask-Tell-Demand
Do you actually make a cla...
04:25 PM - Hondo quoted bsms in post Ask-Tell-Demand
It has been done with mil...
04:21 PM - Hondo quoted bsms in post Ask-Tell-Demand
You answered your own que...
10:30 AM - bsms quoted Hondo in post Ask-Tell-Demand
...fore I started with Hondo... I think you inte...
08:00 AM - Reiningcatsanddogs quoted bsms in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
...hanks for the laugh BSMS! So true!
06-22-2017
02:18 PM - Hondo quoted bsms in post Ask-Tell-Demand
As for my horses though -...
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06-20-2017
10:18 AM - bsms quoted mmshiro in post Ask-Tell-Demand
...st deal they can" - mmshiro Exactly. And just...
06-19-2017
12:08 AM - bsms quoted Hondo in post Ask-Tell-Demand
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