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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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09-21-2019
11:41 AM - bsms mentioned Feathers7 in post Arena sour?
...ts you as such." - Feathers7 Maybe my horses a...
09-20-2019
06:18 AM - SueC mentioned bsms in post Why I Gotta Trot
...s! :bowwdown: bsms, so I will remember ...
09-19-2019
10:10 AM - lostastirrup mentioned bsms in post Why I Gotta Trot
bsms I used to attend a B...
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09-18-2019
11:53 AM - Knave mentioned bsms in post Why I Gotta Trot
...is a problem for me bsms and SueC. I wouldn’t...
09-15-2019
10:59 PM - Knave mentioned bsms in post My 2 Mares were stars on Trail today!
...the feeling you had bsms. This is funny, b...
05:18 PM - egrogan mentioned bsms in post My 2 Mares were stars on Trail today!
...by cacti, just like bsms always tells us abou...
11:32 AM - bsms mentioned gottatrot in post Why I Gotta Trot
... more positive." - gottatrot I think that is B...
09-12-2019
03:17 PM - gottatrot mentioned bsms in post Wild Horses & Burros Vs. Private Dometic Live Stock on Public Lands
...y were in pens like bsms has, and put four or...
09:56 AM - SueC mentioned bsms in post Trotters, Arabians, Donkeys and Other People
...as per photos bsms posted. It's a lot ...
09-11-2019
08:33 PM - SueC mentioned bsms in post Trotters, Arabians, Donkeys and Other People
...n part because when bsms gets researching, hi...
09-10-2019
07:45 PM - AndyTheCornbread mentioned bsms in post Where do I go from here?
...with the user name bsms I believe rides Auss...
09-09-2019
01:42 PM - CopperLove mentioned bsms in post Trotters, Arabians, Donkeys and Other People
bsms That's very awesome!...
11:02 AM - bsms mentioned Idrivetrotters in post Laying a horse down
I agree with Idrivetrotters. If someone trea...
12:19 AM - SueC mentioned bsms in post Trotters, Arabians, Donkeys and Other People
...e freezer please?", bsms? My strategy this...
09-08-2019
08:59 PM - SueC mentioned bsms in post A No Helmet Sport discussion
...eal risk - as per bsms's contribution to th...
06:14 PM - SueC mentioned bsms in post Trotters, Arabians, Donkeys and Other People
...nks for the photos, bsms, because photos are ...
09-07-2019
07:40 AM - SueC mentioned bsms in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
Oh dear, bsms , that's so difficul...
09-06-2019
04:07 PM - bsms mentioned SueC in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
...h the entire thing, SueC. My son was slender ...
09-02-2019
05:46 PM - LlamaPacker mentioned bsms in post New Eating Plan Sounds Great -- Way to Go!!!
... read this morning, bsms, in post #2004 about...

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10-01-2019
03:07 PM - angelica13 quoted bsms in post how well do you guys know horses ??
1. colic is a problem bec...
09-29-2019
06:16 PM - Aprilswissmiss quoted bsms in post The Importance of Leadership!
Just what is supposed to ...
06:10 PM - Aprilswissmiss quoted bsms in post The Importance of Leadership!
Establishing "I can and w...
11:15 AM - bsms quoted Aprilswissmiss in post The Importance of Leadership!
...This is exactly the method I use...
11:04 AM - bsms quoted Foxhunter in post The Importance of Leadership!
...A horse that is hyped up, l...
10:08 AM - Aprilswissmiss quoted bsms in post The Importance of Leadership!
Trust - real trust - does...
02:31 AM - Foxhunter quoted bsms in post The Importance of Leadership!
. Trust - real trust -...
09-26-2019
03:40 PM - bsms quoted Hondo in post Question For Professional Trainers (which i'm not)
...RE: Because when you ge...
12:06 PM - therhondamarie quoted bsms in post Question For Professional Trainers (which i'm not)
"The right person with th...
10:55 AM - lostastirrup quoted bsms in post An American thoroughbred in Europe
^^ Ordered a copy, lostas...
09-21-2019
11:02 AM - bsms quoted Hondo in post Wild Horses & Burros Vs. Private Dometic Live Stock on Public Lands
...There is no way a horse...
09-16-2019
09:30 PM - egrogan quoted bsms in post My 2 Mares were stars on Trail today!
Wish I'd known you were v...
03:26 PM - tinyliny quoted bsms in post Canter Cues
Not even close, actually....
02:45 PM - tinyliny quoted bsms in post Canter Cues
Semanitics. Your playg...
01:30 AM - bsms quoted tinyliny in post Canter Cues
your leaning forward is more ...
09-15-2019
11:36 PM - tinyliny quoted bsms in post Canter Cues
Don't tell Bandit I'm unb...
10:16 AM - Hondo quoted bsms in post Heels Down, Knees in.
Actually, you would be "a...
12:34 AM - bsms quoted Hondo in post Heels Down, Knees in.
The center of gravity or c...
09-12-2019
07:57 PM - Aprilswissmiss quoted bsms in post Canter Cues
Lean forward and kiss. ...
09-09-2019
07:49 PM - bsms quoted Foxhunter in post Laying a horse down
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