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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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07-05-2020
02:29 PM - bsms mentioned SueC in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
...hared decency." - SueC Well said. It is ...
07-01-2020
10:18 PM - bsms mentioned phantomhorse13 in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
...lso agree with you phantomhorse13 and SueC that these...
10:18 PM - bsms mentioned SueC in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
...phantomhorse13 and SueC that these things in...
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bsms Harley bounces. As i...
06-30-2020
10:03 PM - SueC mentioned bsms in post Why I Gotta Trot
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09:56 PM - bsms mentioned SueC in post Why I Gotta Trot
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06-26-2020
11:37 AM - Acadianartist mentioned bsms in post Selling Kodak?
...QueenofFrance08 and bsms. You're all right - ...
06-25-2020
07:14 PM - gottatrot mentioned bsms in post Why I Gotta Trot
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12:06 PM - Celeste mentioned bsms in post Face Mask Causes Problems
bsms Breathable masks at...
06-21-2020
02:40 PM - Spanish Rider mentioned bsms in post Trotters, Arabians, Donkeys and Other People
...ed police posted by bsms. Does anyone kno...
06-18-2020
09:11 AM - bsms mentioned gottatrot in post Do you use a breastplate/breast collar ?
...astplate difference gottatrot saw between two of h...
06-17-2020
10:14 PM - jgnmoose mentioned bsms in post "Lopes on a loose rein"
bsms fair enough points, ...
10:56 AM - bsms mentioned Horsef in post "Lopes on a loose rein"
Horsef, when I first genuin...
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bsms You will enjoy the f...
06-16-2020
10:35 PM - farmpony84 mentioned bsms in post "Lopes on a loose rein"
... have to agree with bsms on this one. I don'...
06-08-2020
09:20 AM - bsms mentioned loosie in post Demand VS Insist
...fort is applied." - loosie That doesn't matc...
02:09 AM - SueC mentioned bsms in post Trotters, Arabians, Donkeys and Other People
...ks the same way bsms has been backing up ...
06-07-2020
10:39 AM - bsms mentioned jgnmoose in post Demand VS Insist
...what you mentioned, jgnmoose. If one doesn't have...
10:39 AM - bsms mentioned Hondo in post Demand VS Insist
...side. Years ago, Hondo posted a thread abou...
06-06-2020
10:29 AM - bsms mentioned SueC in post Trotters, Arabians, Donkeys and Other People
...ever we find it." - SueC I think this is t...

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07-01-2020
09:34 PM - phantomhorse13 quoted bsms in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
Could some of the issue b...
01:09 PM - bsms quoted ClearDonkey in post Tummy aches while riding bouncy horse
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12:10 PM - ClearDonkey quoted bsms in post Tummy aches while riding bouncy horse
PS: Given how many doctor...
06-29-2020
11:13 PM - SueC quoted bsms in post Why I Gotta Trot
Before I say anything els...
06-28-2020
01:25 AM - gottatrot quoted bsms in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
Not trying to push a view...
06-26-2020
10:10 AM - bsms quoted Acadianartist in post Selling Kodak?
...I'd say that I feel I failed he...
06-25-2020
02:19 PM - Avna quoted bsms in post Face Mask Causes Problems
<snip> I'm bewildered ...
11:59 AM - ACinATX quoted bsms in post Face Mask Causes Problems
And for the purposes of t...
10:43 AM - bsms quoted Celeste in post Face Mask Causes Problems
...One of the main reason fo...
09:46 AM - bsms quoted Avna in post Face Mask Causes Problems
If the OP needs one to ri...
06-23-2020
09:31 AM - QtrBel quoted bsms in post Face Mask Causes Problems
...HEN mount up! bsms has a point about th...
06-19-2020
03:24 PM - bsms quoted Jj Moon in post Kicking and biting
...I dont believe in Anderso...
06-18-2020
07:13 AM - gottatrot quoted bsms in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
It doesn't go on forever ...
06-17-2020
02:23 PM - trailhorserider quoted bsms in post Do you use a breastplate/breast collar ?
I've already pointed out ...
12:11 PM - bsms quoted Avna in post Do you use a breastplate/breast collar ?
Your horse looks to be ha...
11:09 AM - Avna quoted bsms in post Do you use a breastplate/breast collar ?
I do up and down hill all...
06-15-2020
07:59 PM - gottatrot quoted bsms in post Feeling too Heavy
Bandit & I might take a t...
10:00 AM - bsms quoted gottatrot in post Feeling too Heavy
....The other slipped on a ver...
06-08-2020
10:56 AM - SueC quoted bsms in post Trotters, Arabians, Donkeys and Other People
Left wing. Right wing. On...
04:21 AM - loosie quoted bsms in post Demand VS Insist
Curb bits are never prope...

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