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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 shouldnít 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 Ė to whatever extent Ė 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 speakerís 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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10-15-2016
09:57 PM - Hondo mentioned bsms in post Willing Compliance or Aversive Reflex
...the above line. bsms Willis J. Powell als...
04:20 PM - gottatrot mentioned bsms in post Willing Compliance or Aversive Reflex
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10-13-2016
11:18 AM - jaydee mentioned bsms in post How can you tell if you're too big for your horse?
bsms The UK is no longer ...
07:51 AM - LoriF mentioned bsms in post How can you tell if you're too big for your horse?
bsms I think what some p...
10-12-2016
03:28 PM - Hondo mentioned bsms in post Willing Compliance or Aversive Reflex
...There is something bsms mentioned way way ba...
10-11-2016
11:27 AM - bsms mentioned Smilie in post Willing Compliance or Aversive Reflex
...+ rewards to me." - Smilie The widely cited "3...
10-10-2016
10:42 PM - Cammey mentioned bsms in post Trials and Tribulations of the Adult Beginner
...at list along with @bsms Ďs 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
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...tatrot and SueC and Bondre and egrogan and phan...

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07-29-2017
02:04 AM - gottatrot quoted bsms in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
Over 9 years of riding, a...
07-28-2017
01:46 PM - phantomhorse13 quoted bsms in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
Mia's sire was Gazarr++: ...
07-27-2017
01:20 PM - bsms quoted egrogan in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
...nd of a response to egrogan's thread & post: Ye...
07-25-2017
05:39 PM - phantomhorse13 quoted bsms in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
They talk about "Forward,...
07-24-2017
02:27 PM - bsms quoted Hoofpic in post Should lessons be stopped if the rider requests for it to due to them being scared?
...It has to be tough to rid...
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10:51 AM - bsms quoted Horsef in post Should lessons be stopped if the rider requests for it to due to them being scared?
...and came to a conclusion...
07-23-2017
05:44 PM - bsms quoted egrogan in post My 2 Mares were stars on Trail today!
...but I truly believe this ...
07-20-2017
10:54 AM - bsms quoted LoriF in post Wild horses - unicorns or pests?
Humans, in general, are th...
10:22 AM - bsms quoted Alhefner in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
I neck rein closer to how a p...
07-19-2017
11:23 PM - AtokaGhosthorse quoted bsms in post Wild horses - unicorns or pests?
How can anyone oppose sav...
11:14 PM - bsms quoted LoriF in post Wild horses - unicorns or pests?
...Get rid of the cattle a...
09:39 PM - loosie quoted bsms in post Wild horses - unicorns or pests?
I have no idea where we w...
03:08 PM - bsms quoted Dobiegal in post Arab gelding refuses to go forward
...He's a smart boy and a thi...
07-18-2017
10:49 AM - bsms quoted trailhorserider in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
On the subject of sneakers, I ride i...
02:09 AM - Smilie quoted bsms in post Arab gelding refuses to go forward
That makes a lot of sense...
01:42 AM - trailhorserider quoted bsms in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
They look pretty tempting...
07-17-2017
11:52 PM - bsms quoted LoveGus in post Blm
He's a pretty boy :) He is ...
06:07 PM - bsms quoted Smilie in post Arab gelding refuses to go forward
...It is also why I suggest...

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