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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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09-23-2016
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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09-19-2016
06:37 PM - bsms mentioned Smilie in post Clinton Anderson
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06:37 PM - bsms mentioned jaydee in post Clinton Anderson
...ink that was what @jaydee was describing with...
06:37 PM - bsms mentioned Hondo in post Clinton Anderson
... straight line. @Hondo : "At the risk of ex...
06:37 PM - bsms mentioned Reiningcatsanddogs in post Clinton Anderson
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02:39 PM - bsms mentioned jgnmoose in post Clinton Anderson
...possible time." - @jgnmoose If one rides the h...
09-15-2016
11:29 AM - bsms mentioned SueC in post My 2 Mares were stars on Trail today!
...o see the link to @SueC 's journal. I really...
09-14-2016
12:08 AM - Change mentioned bsms in post Horse Talk for people over 50
...e Super Girl! :-) bsms - I have a 2007 F150...
09-12-2016
09:10 PM - egrogan mentioned bsms in post My 2 Mares were stars on Trail today!
...te relate to what @bsms writes about wantin...
08:11 PM - phantomhorse13 mentioned bsms in post My 2 Mares were stars on Trail today!
I second bsms .. as frustrating as...
09-08-2016
01:27 PM - Prairie mentioned bsms in post Horse with horrible bit scar, what is he thinking?!?
bsms, obviously your trai...
08-29-2016
02:05 PM - WhimsicalMe mentioned bsms in post Do We Fit Together?
...e I referred to. bsms I agree it's a very ...
12:00 PM - egrogan mentioned bsms in post My 2 Mares were stars on Trail today!
.... Silly horses! @bsms and @Bondre - I th...
08-25-2016
01:21 PM - WhimsicalMe mentioned bsms in post Dreaded Saddle Questions
Hmm bsms so really they could...
08-24-2016
01:59 PM - WhimsicalMe mentioned bsms in post Dreaded Saddle Questions
...erience showing. bsms that is the exact re...
08-22-2016
11:56 AM - egrogan mentioned bsms in post My 2 Mares were stars on Trail today!
... up her engine! @bsms , Isabel asked to re...
08-17-2016
08:34 AM - egrogan mentioned bsms in post My 2 Mares were stars on Trail today!
Too funny bsms & Bondre! The horse...
08-08-2016
02:32 PM - elle1959 mentioned bsms in post Horse Talk for people over 50
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07-17-2017
04:06 PM - phantomhorse13 quoted bsms in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
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12:03 PM - bsms quoted Smilie in post Arab gelding refuses to go forward
I tried the Get a Bigger Wh...
09:29 AM - egrogan quoted bsms in post My 2 Mares were stars on Trail today!
...hat you're saying @bsms - it's definitely no...
07-14-2017
04:17 PM - ClearDonkey quoted bsms in post Trim Critique - Horse is Lame
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02:56 PM - bsms quoted walkinthewalk in post Trim Critique - Horse is Lame
There are little boxes with nothin...
01:51 PM - walkinthewalk quoted bsms in post Trim Critique - Horse is Lame
Not seeing anything, incl...
07-09-2017
12:56 PM - bsms quoted Smilie in post Does licking and chewing mean the horse is "digesting a thought"?
My wife may ride 6 times in...
07-08-2017
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07-07-2017
10:26 PM - tinyliny quoted bsms in post Does licking and chewing mean the horse is "digesting a thought"?
I disagree. First...why d...
10:06 PM - tinyliny quoted bsms in post New horse, join up
... horse poop and get bsms to chase you" game. ...
10:04 PM - Smilie quoted bsms in post New horse, join up
This is a horse learning ...
09:07 PM - loosie quoted bsms in post New horse, join up
Maybe I'm an oddball, but...
07:48 PM - bsms quoted Smilie in post Does licking and chewing mean the horse is "digesting a thought"?
If you have an un trained h...
04:07 PM - Smilie quoted bsms in post Does licking and chewing mean the horse is "digesting a thought"?
I disagree. First...why d...
03:53 PM - Smilie quoted bsms in post Does licking and chewing mean the horse is "digesting a thought"?
@Smilie, I agree with you...
03:38 PM - bsms quoted SilverMaple in post Does licking and chewing mean the horse is "digesting a thought"?
It's not 'chasing them in circle...
03:24 PM - bsms quoted tinyliny in post New horse, join up
...the RP helps the human fee...
02:45 PM - bsms quoted tinyliny in post Does licking and chewing mean the horse is "digesting a thought"?
I am not talking about causin...
02:37 PM - bsms quoted Smilie in post Does licking and chewing mean the horse is "digesting a thought"?
... with the bathtub @Smilie, I agree with you th...
02:25 PM - tinyliny quoted bsms in post Does licking and chewing mean the horse is "digesting a thought"?
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