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post #31 of 36 Old 08-22-2012, 08:46 AM
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If they hear the door close and the dogs out, they are at the fence line waiting if its feed time. If Freckles sees me through the kitchen window, she's already at the front gate nickering. If they're in the back sleeping in their stalls mid day I yell hey guys! If I just want freckles its "where's my baby-girl". They're so close to the house though. Their round bale feeder is only 200 ft from the house so I hardly ever have to call them.
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post #32 of 36 Old 08-22-2012, 03:14 PM
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If Abby is out in the pasture instead of up by the gate, I yell her name to get her attention and then yell at her to get her lard ass over to me. So far it has worked very well.
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post #33 of 36 Old 08-29-2012, 05:13 PM
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Originally Posted by kait18 View Post
they all surprising respond to independent phrases and a herd call:

for denny - hey a**hole come on
( he looks at me and snorts then i go in)

for lil red - come on big momma sounds like commeon big mooommmmaaaa
( just say these words and she will meet you by the gate)

for bailey - whats up pretty boy sounds a bit like a high pitched annoying voice but he loves it...
(generally he looks at me first then i say that line and he will meet me at the gate)

for jessie - jessie boy (you say anything jessie and he picks his head up and nickers and turns to your voice, then we go in and catch him)

for the herd to come running - come and get it (shortly after you will hear the stampede and they will all line up for there food)
The last call. XD. Makes me think of Ma and Pa Kettle. Her call for their mass of children (Ma Kettle, that is), is a harshly hollered "COOOME AN GETIT!"

My call for my horses was a piercing whistle. For the dogs, it was the whistle from the movie 'Iron Will'. For the goats, the two fingers in the mouth whistle, and shake the grain bucket.

Whinny and Garnet were the only ones that really answered. Sugar would just follow.

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post #34 of 36 Old 08-29-2012, 10:18 PM
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Kitty, kitty, kitty. Just like calling a cat. High pitched, echos good and travels far.

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post #35 of 36 Old 08-29-2012, 10:28 PM
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I make a bird whistel 3 times. I never used to whistle until I worked at a polo facility, and thats how they would call their horses in. Each pasture had a different whistle and the horses responded very well to it.

I also whistle a little when I'm walking behind my mare to make sure she knows where I'm at, and also while walking around a strange horse to make them aware that I'm wandering about back there.
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post #36 of 36 Old 08-29-2012, 10:33 PM
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Well, seeing as I dont know how to whistle (I cant snap my fingers either... -.-) I usually go out to the pasture and yell (my neighbours call it screaming) "COMMEEE ON FATTTYY!" Or, "COMMEEE ON SMART A**" he usually comes to the latter, as during work sessions I usually call him an a** so I think he knows that name better...
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