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post #1 of 26 Old 02-27-2012, 10:11 PM Thread Starter
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I think we've all dealt with this...

When your significant other doesn't speak horse. We just automatically start speaking in terms that they don't understand and never seem to learn. How long does it take for them to learn because I swear I've explained things such as the difference between english and western riding what a saddle is what a bridle is.

It's irritating to say the least.
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post #2 of 26 Old 02-27-2012, 10:19 PM
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I cluck to mine & he moves so that's all he needs to know.
Oh, he knows what gelding is too.
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post #3 of 26 Old 02-27-2012, 10:33 PM Thread Starter
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Haha this is how I need to train mine. I could let everything else go if he learned to move at a cluck or kissing sound.
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post #4 of 26 Old 02-27-2012, 10:50 PM
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Haha this is how I need to train mine. I could let everything else go if he learned to move at a cluck or kissing sound.
Careful with the kissing sound.
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post #5 of 26 Old 02-27-2012, 10:53 PM
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I have my brother and ma and friends trained to listen to a cluck, and also know heel! Lol
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post #6 of 26 Old 02-27-2012, 10:54 PM
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I got mine out there, hes like my little helper hahahaha. He now knows what almost all the tack and grooming supplies are and how to use them. He knows all about and how to lung, pick up/ clean out feet, halter properly lead and will learn how to saddle/ bridle in the coming weeks.. and then its off to the arena =D
He even tags along when I give a lesson, he has learned sooo much an it saves me from extra explaining haha
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post #7 of 26 Old 02-27-2012, 10:54 PM
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not my significant other, but before I went riding in Ireland I tried explaining the difference between western riding and english riding to one friend in particular. He kept acting like it was so silly that I take riding lessons. Well needless to say he was in for quite a shock when we got to the stable. He told me "this is different than when I had something to grab on to when I rode as a boy scout".
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post #8 of 26 Old 02-27-2012, 11:02 PM Thread Starter
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I got mine out there, hes like my little helper hahahaha. He now knows what almost all the tack and grooming supplies are and how to use them. He knows all about and how to lung, pick up/ clean out feet, halter properly lead and will learn how to saddle/ bridle in the coming weeks.. and then its off to the arena =D
He even tags along when I give a lesson, he has learned sooo much an it saves me from extra explaining haha
I plan on dragging mine out there after I've got more time working with this new horse. He says he wants to ride...but he thinks he's just going to hop on and ride in to the sunset. He's so smart. Haha
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post #9 of 26 Old 02-27-2012, 11:15 PM
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When my husband hangs out with my and my horse friends the conversation always steers towards horses. Hes been around it enough that he understands. He has been to a handful of horse shows as well. We have been together for 4 years and I would say we can have a good conversation about my rides and he can understand pretty well.
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post #10 of 26 Old 02-28-2012, 12:20 AM
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My husband grew up on a farm and so has some experience with horses. His two brothers are also genuine ranching cowboys. Lately, however, DH has been giving me grief because I am working on teaching my horse to lope and jog (for WP), rather than trot and canter. He thinks it is ridiculous that I use different terms for lope, canter and gallop because he thinks they are all the same thing. To him, a hand gallop is when you smack the horse on the behind with your hand to get it to move a little faster. Forget about having a conversation about collected, extended or normal walk, trot and canter. Sometimes I think it would be easier if he had no experience at all. As it is, he thinks he knows a whole lot more about horses than he really does and dismisses what he doesn't know as stupid and useless.

A good friend of ours also rides and was trained by a REAL cowboy. For him, there are three gaits; fast, slow and "give 'er snot"

As for my brothers in law, they know everything there is to know about horses and riding so there is no point even trying to carry on a conversation about horses with them. According to them, English riding is for sissies who don't really know how to ride and English horses are not really trained to do anything. A horse that you cannot rope a cow off of is either stupid or untrained.

Sometimes knowing a bit can be a whole lot worse than knowing nothing at all.
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