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  1. 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
  2. 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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06-10-2019
11:48 AM - JCnGrace mentioned bsms in post What is the main reason you own horses?
bsms, I think you might s...
06-07-2019
11:10 PM - SueC mentioned bsms in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
...ou go, Bandit and bsms ! And re..."Did y...
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...rom outer space!" - SueC Yep! Gotta rememb...
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...back-seat drivers, bsms! :-) Also: You'...
06-06-2019
08:37 PM - SueC mentioned bsms in post Trotters, Arabians, Donkeys and Other People
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06-02-2019
08:21 AM - egrogan mentioned bsms in post My 2 Mares were stars on Trail today!
...love that cartoon @bsms . Thank you. And tha...
07:55 AM - SueC mentioned bsms in post My 2 Mares were stars on Trail today!
...: Great cartoon, bsms!
05-31-2019
01:05 AM - gottatrot mentioned bsms in post behind the vertical??
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05-30-2019
02:39 PM - bsms mentioned trailhorserider in post Is it possible?
... likely do fine." - trailhorserider Get a horse like ...
05-28-2019
09:05 AM - SueC mentioned bsms in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
... so well... Thanks, bsms and everyone else he...
05-27-2019
11:47 AM - bsms mentioned SueC in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
...and "elephant" - SueC That is fat shaming....
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...tless, Knave, and bsms - and probably also ...
05-25-2019
07:01 PM - gottatrot mentioned bsms in post Why I Gotta Trot
...earning balance, as bsms said. Knave, it a...
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...SO not overweight, bsms!!! I'd LOVE to be ...
11:42 AM - bsms mentioned SueC in post Sorry for the rant that follows
...t is getting better SueC provided I don't wea...
06:25 AM - egrogan mentioned bsms in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
...all it “chicken tv” bsms :grin: I miss all...
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...t be on a dry lot, bsms, but they're in a so...
05-21-2019
09:47 PM - bsms mentioned tinyliny in post Desensitizing - How do you do it?
...OU for a way out" - tinyliny This! The only...
05-19-2019
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05-17-2019
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05-25-2019
12:35 PM - bsms quoted SueC in post Why I Gotta Trot
...I hate riding in stron...
11:50 AM - bsms quoted egrogan in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
We call it “chicken tv” bsms...
05-21-2019
11:07 AM - egrogan quoted bsms in post My 2 Mares were stars on Trail today!
In my defense, Bandit out...
05-19-2019
05:12 AM - loosie quoted bsms in post Jeans that don't rub in the thighs
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05-17-2019
04:16 PM - bsms quoted Knave in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
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05-13-2019
07:00 AM - gottatrot quoted bsms in post Why I Gotta Trot
...except you? What bsms posted is excellent....
05-10-2019
02:06 PM - SueC quoted bsms in post Losing stirrups
...he human body here, bsms, but I did think whe...
05-09-2019
10:28 PM - gottatrot quoted bsms in post Why I Gotta Trot
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09:38 PM - duskexx quoted bsms in post Losing stirrups
As often, I'll be the con...
05-05-2019
04:50 PM - mmshiro quoted bsms in post Desensitizing - How do you do it?
But when I asked for help...
11:28 AM - bsms quoted boots in post Desensitizing - How do you do it?
...m I have with that, boots, is that it cuts bot...
05-04-2019
09:08 PM - gottatrot quoted bsms in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
I can't smell it and Band...
05-01-2019
08:40 PM - SueC quoted bsms in post Bandit, Cowboy & bsms...muddling through together
Any time Bandit & I are h...
02:18 PM - CopperLove quoted bsms in post Leg Position, Stirrup Length and Trail Riding
If my legs were long enou...
04-29-2019
06:55 PM - bsms quoted tinyliny in post Leg Position, Stirrup Length and Trail Riding
...A jumper , when actually s...
04-20-2019
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