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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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11-16-2016
10:57 AM - egrogan mentioned bsms in post My 2 Mares were stars on Trail today!
...ittle. I thought of bsms as it was garbage da...
11-15-2016
11:04 PM - Alhefner mentioned bsms in post Starting again...
bsms, thanks! Had to go t...
05:56 PM - Cammey mentioned bsms in post Harry D. Chamberlin - Riding and Schooling Horses
...m very thankful to bsms for recommending thi...
11-12-2016
09:04 PM - gottatrot mentioned bsms in post Why I Gotta Trot
...sing saddle fit on @bsms's journal. http://ww...
11-11-2016
08:36 PM - bsms mentioned phantomhorse13 in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
...nds in the seat." - phantomhorse13 That makes no sense...
08:12 PM - Alhefner mentioned bsms in post Starting again...
bsms that makes sense! I ...
11-09-2016
10:09 AM - bsms mentioned tinyliny in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
...l defense system."- tinyliny Bandit's difficulti...
11-08-2016
11:53 AM - horseluvr2524 mentioned bsms in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
... get back to that. bsms I also do not under...
11-07-2016
07:52 PM - gottatrot mentioned bsms in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
... tinyliny, egrogan, bsms) lament about leanin...
05:51 PM - Eole mentioned bsms in post Horse Talk for people over 50
@bsms Bandit looks good. Y...
11-06-2016
12:31 AM - Cammey mentioned bsms in post Trials and Tribulations of the Adult Beginner
...lin - recommend by bsms. It just really made...
11-05-2016
09:22 PM - bsms mentioned SouthernTrails in post Horse Talk for people over 50
...a half-mustang in a SouthernTrails slick fork saddle. :...
05:10 PM - bsms mentioned tinyliny in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
...lign with theirs" - tinyliny I thought about tak...
03:47 PM - bsms mentioned tinyliny in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
In your post, @tinyliny , you wrote: . "...m...
11-03-2016
06:43 PM - bsms mentioned Prairie in post My Journey in Becoming a Strong Leader
...e most part..." - @Prairie A forward seat is...
03:53 PM - bsms mentioned Hoofpic in post My Journey in Becoming a Strong Leader
... in the saddle. " - Hoofpic I started riding by...
10-31-2016
10:49 PM - gottatrot mentioned bsms in post My Journey in Becoming a Strong Leader
...g or the custom one bsms posted. In my exper...
06:18 PM - phantomhorse13 mentioned bsms in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
bsms : I am so very sorry...
12:09 PM - jenkat86 mentioned bsms in post My Journey in Becoming a Strong Leader
bsms you are absolutely r...
10-30-2016
07:38 PM - gottatrot mentioned bsms in post My Journey in Becoming a Strong Leader
...agree slightly with bsms and the issue of a d...

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08-19-2017
10:52 AM - Acadianartist quoted bsms in post I hate my horse today
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10:43 AM - bsms quoted loosie in post I hate my horse today
Another, somewhat drastic, ...
10:43 AM - bsms quoted mmshiro in post I hate my horse today
Another, somewhat drastic, i...
08-18-2017
11:58 PM - gottatrot quoted bsms in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
We won't get a willing ho...
12:39 AM - bsms quoted gottatrot in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
...It reminds me of the recent...
08-17-2017
07:44 PM - phantomhorse13 quoted bsms in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
Gotta figure out what to ...
08-16-2017
08:58 PM - bsms quoted phantomhorse13 in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
I was taught posting back when I to...
08:23 PM - phantomhorse13 quoted bsms in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
When Bandit started doing...
08:15 PM - gottatrot quoted bsms in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
...y friend on Nala or Bsms' stirrup length. An...
06:13 PM - bsms quoted phantomhorse13 in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
When Bandit was trotting out so str...
05:00 PM - phantomhorse13 quoted bsms in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
I think I was oversold on...
01:06 PM - bsms quoted phantomhorse13 in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
...My stirrups are in the exact sam...
12:28 PM - phantomhorse13 quoted bsms in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
Horses, the expert riders...
12:24 PM - phantomhorse13 quoted bsms in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
So my point I guess is th...
02:27 AM - gottatrot quoted bsms in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
If you take that 1880s co...
01:10 AM - bsms quoted gottatrot in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
...In my opinion, the full sea...
08-14-2017
10:52 AM - bsms quoted gottatrot in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
Reading my latest issue of Equ...
08-10-2017
08:35 PM - gottatrot quoted bsms in post Why I Gotta Trot
It is a tough balance. Ho...
01:11 AM - gottatrot quoted bsms in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
But if you are willing to...
08-06-2017
05:08 PM - george the mule quoted bsms in post Kodak spooked again... and I have a concussion
Most horses understand "a...

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