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Re: RE: Verbal Cues
Glad to know someone else is
a talker. I talk to my boys all the time. The first part of the ride, I'm
usually saying 'TROT, DAMN IT, TROT'. <VBG> They know 'knock it off'
as in stop that particular behavior, 'ooovver', 'ok, go for it' for when
it's time to really move out, 'back off' when they get too close to the
horse in front, 'eeaassyy' to slow them down a bit, 'step' for logs, 'rocks'
or 'watch the rocks' to pay more attention & slow down in rocks, 'aannd
waallkk', and of course, 'ttrrott'.
I remember doing a few rides
with Chuck Beebe. He told me his wife wouldn't believe him when he told her that
I talked more to my horse than he did to his.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, January 21, 2002 2:19
Subject: RC: RE: Verbal Cues
My mare knows lots of verbal cues and is probably
more all the time. I guess I'm just a verbal
rider. She knows
walk, trot, canter, slooow better
than eeeasy, ho (responds best if said
taught me if said sharply she'll do it although I'm
to get her to listen if said quietly), ooover
(ground cue), leg (I stretch
her front legs to ensure
girth isn't pinching any skin), alright or OK if
wants to go faster and I finally allow it, down to get
her to lower
her head (ground cue), and probably more
that I can't think of right
Yes, she also knows non-verbal cues also as I realize
she should be
ridden more with fewer verbal cues.
Like previous said, I am quite
verbal. I just find
the verbal cues helps her to more easily
what is requested with less irritation to her.
out there a verbal rider too?
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