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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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07-25-2016
11:13 AM - elle1959 mentioned bsms in post Horse Talk for people over 50
...k is doing better. bsms, yeah, where are you...
06-29-2016
07:11 PM - horseluvr2524 mentioned bsms in post Why I Gotta Trot
bsms I might get caught ...
02:38 AM - gottatrot mentioned bsms in post Why I Gotta Trot
... friends and I do. bsms, great information a...
06-28-2016
01:34 AM - tinyliny mentioned bsms in post Weight Distribution Percentage: Legs Vs. Seat - Cantering
bsms - from your above po...
06-25-2016
12:41 PM - elle1959 mentioned bsms in post Horse Talk for people over 50
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07:45 AM - Change mentioned bsms in post Horse Talk for people over 50
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06-21-2016
07:41 PM - Zexious mentioned bsms in post Weight Distribution Percentage: Legs Vs. Seat - Cantering
...e horse world... bsms -- You obviously hav...
06-13-2016
02:41 PM - frlsgirl mentioned bsms in post My 2 Mares were stars on Trail today!
bsms - EEK; thank God the...
06-12-2016
12:25 PM - egrogan mentioned bsms in post Macarena and Flamenca, 2015
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06-10-2016
10:28 PM - horseluvr2524 mentioned bsms in post Why I Gotta Trot
...e can be dangerous. bsms is closer to the bor...
10:08 AM - egrogan mentioned bsms in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
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05-30-2016
07:47 AM - egrogan mentioned bsms in post Macarena and Flamenca, 2015
...l experience that @bsms described. I've tak...
05-24-2016
09:05 PM - Zexious mentioned bsms in post A question of flexion; neck flexions are good, or bad, or?
... My response was to bsms , not directed at yo...
02:28 AM - horseluvr2524 mentioned bsms in post A question of flexion; neck flexions are good, or bad, or?
...orse. gottatrot and bsms have ridden very 'hi...
05-14-2016
10:47 AM - egrogan mentioned bsms in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
@bsms, I know you're a stu...
05-08-2016
10:55 AM - egrogan mentioned bsms in post Why I Gotta Trot
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04-29-2016
05:28 PM - KLJcowgirl mentioned bsms in post Horseback or Equi-yoga: worth the $$???
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04-27-2016
07:38 PM - Zexious mentioned bsms in post What does Natural Horsemanship mean to you
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08-11-2016
03:38 PM - bsms quoted tinyliny in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
...In my opinion, lessons are...
03:38 PM - bsms quoted Zexious in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
...In my opinion, lessons ar...
08-10-2016
09:09 PM - waresbear quoted bsms in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
Alhefner, I liked your po...
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Is it possible to teach a...
10:40 AM - bsms quoted egrogan in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
^^PS, I didn't realize how f...
10:38 AM - bsms quoted Alhefner in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
... largely agree with Alhefner, although that then ...
09:38 AM - egrogan quoted bsms in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
I sometimes complain abou...
09:22 AM - Reiningcatsanddogs quoted bsms in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
True. But given what I se...
12:16 AM - bsms quoted Reiningcatsanddogs in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
...What you are describing as "horse se...
08-08-2016
06:39 PM - bsms quoted jaydee in post Thoughts on having heavy riders dismount?
...Forget your mustangs, qu...
02:40 PM - Reiningcatsanddogs quoted bsms in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
But if horses read and be...
02:32 PM - bsms quoted Zexious in post Thoughts on having heavy riders dismount?
...Because you have expresse...
08-07-2016
11:20 AM - bsms quoted Reiningcatsanddogs in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
...So I suppose the question then, as i...
06:06 AM - gottatrot quoted bsms in post Why I Gotta Trot
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02:40 AM - Bondre quoted bsms in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
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08-06-2016
12:35 PM - DraftyAiresMum quoted bsms in post Australian to western converter
Since no one else has ans...
08-05-2016
08:56 PM - phantomhorse13 quoted bsms in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
To be honest, all I reall...
05:58 PM - bsms quoted Bondre in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
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Folks around here say tha...
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