Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Casa Grande, Arizona
Multiple riders commands interfering with each other?
So a little bit of story time here.
One time I was on a trail ride with my neighbor. I can't remember if I was riding just Angel or if I was also ponying Jinxx. Either way, when one of the horses does something they're not to suppose to, such as Jinxx trying to chew on the reins, I make a ch sound. I've done that for as long as I can remember. For the most part they know when I make that sound they're doing something they're not suppose to and since I usually do it right when they start they know what it is and stop. Well on this trail ride I did that and my neighbor told me to "Not make that noise because it's her horses cue to go." I don't remember what I said and I don't remember what I did after that, but for some reason I have been thinking about this.
Shouldn't her horse be listening to her and paying attention to her cues, not the other rider? So this brings me to my question. What do you do in a situation like this?
Gal on the move (aka Angel), American paint mare, 1991 - current
Wc jae bar drifter (aka Jinxx), American quarter horse gelding, 2011 - current
Rockin the rocker (aka Twig), American quarter horse gelding, 1994 - 2011