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RC: Re: ridecamp-d Digest V00 #31
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In a message dated 01/18/2000 11:23:34 AM Pacific Standard Time,
<< ammy brings up an excellent point! I have always advised against using
voice commands with horses for the same reason. Opinions? Lif
If I remember correctly, the clicker training initially began with
dogs....and parrots! Why is it not possible, then, to first clicker train a
horse with the clicker, and then fold hand signals into the routine, then
eventually drop the clicker all together? Then you'd have a horse who
responds to all three..voice, clicker and hand signals!
YOUR hand signals will mean only one thing to your horse, and not the horse
standing next to him.
As a teenager, I obedience trained our dogs (and other people's dogs for the
money) and I taught them all to respond to hand signals. After awhile, once
they understand, a hand signal is better than a voice, because, if it's
emphasized ""loudly"" enough, the dog could see a hand signal from as far as
half a mile away, whereas the voice command wouldn't carry.
I've seen Border Collies being worked by whistles...but I could never whistle
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