I use different techniques for different horses. Most you kick, others you use a quirt, others smack their neck/rump with the reins (we use split reins and barrel race for fun, so they're long enough) or use those for over/under. A couple horses all you have to do is give a hearty squeeze with your legs and a light kick; another all you have to do is kiss/cluck your tongue to them. It mostly depends on the horse. (:
For the most part, though, I combine the kissy/tongue clucking noises with kicking to get my horse to haul it!
"Adapt or perish, now as ever, is nature's inexorable imperative." (H.G. Wells)
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