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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 -----
From: Val Nicoson
Sent: Monday, January 21, 2002 2:19 PM
Subject: RC: RE: Verbal Cues

My mare knows lots of verbal cues and is probably
learning 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 sharply--she
taught me if said sharply she'll do it although I'm
trying 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 she
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 now.
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 understand
what is requested with less irritation to her.
Anyone else out there a verbal rider too? 
Val and Sania

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