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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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01-08-2014
09:08 PM - Rideordie112 quoted bsms in post High Headed Horse
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06:25 PM - oh vair oh quoted bsms in post Is this the norm in western pleasure?
I asked because I was cur...
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01-07-2014
08:19 PM - bsms quoted loosie in post Hackamore vs bit vs training
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Mia had 2 big problems: S...
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02:11 AM - 6gun Kid quoted bsms in post Spook Spook and more Spook.
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01-06-2014
09:43 PM - KarmaLove quoted bsms in post Bad habits... HELP!
I rarely ride in an Engli...
01-04-2014
07:52 PM - paintedpastures quoted bsms in post Hackamore vs bit vs training
[QUOTE=bsms;4454594]I think diff...
01-03-2014
01:37 PM - tzoidbk quoted bsms in post My horse likes to GOOOOOO
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01-02-2014
07:09 PM - updownrider quoted bsms in post Hows my half seat?
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12:31 AM - bsms quoted updownrider in post Horse doesn't respond to my cues to run?
Your experience with horses is l...
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01-01-2014
11:33 PM - updownrider quoted bsms in post Horse doesn't respond to my cues to run?
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