07-29-2011, 11:52 AM
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I drive draft horses, so I'm sure the commands and cues I use are a bit different than what someone who drives a carriage pony uses. I don't use a driving whip, so I have no idea about those cues. But here are some of the cues I use.
Gee: say this to the horse to aid in turning right
Over Gee: Just sidestep right
Come around Gee: Sharp turns to the right
Haw: turning left
Over Haw: sidestep left
Come around Haw: Sharp turn left
Step-up or Walk-on: walk forward
Easy: use this when the horse starts getting a little TOO forward
Back: obviously, back up
I've been using these since I was 4 years old, exercising my fathers pulling horses and also doing hayrides...We've owned a few Amish horses and these cues have worked for them.