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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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05-08-2016
10:25 PM - bsms quoted DraftyAiresMum in post My Journey in Becoming a Strong Leader
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05-07-2016
09:12 PM - bsms quoted Hoofpic in post My Journey in Becoming a Strong Leader
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12:58 PM - bsms quoted DraftyAiresMum in post My Journey in Becoming a Strong Leader
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12:40 PM - jamesqf quoted bsms in post Do racehorses think?
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05-06-2016
09:18 PM - bsms quoted elle1959 in post Update on horse search
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12:20 PM - DraftyAiresMum quoted bsms in post when terminology matters
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05-05-2016
09:56 PM - bsms quoted xxBarry Godden in post Told to Ride with Feet Far Forward?
It is the old cowboy style. The pic...
08:16 PM - trailhorserider quoted bsms in post So why don't we breed horses like this?
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