Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Tampa Bay area, FL
The way I cue is by standing in front of Ice, facing him, putting slight pressure on the rope, stepping forward and saying "back". that way, the halter applies pressure to the top of his nose, just like my hackamore would if I were riding, and I'm invading his space, which is asserting my dominance. If I'm in a place where I can't stand in front of him, like in his stall door, I hold the lead rope in my right hand and do the same thing, bringing my arm up, so my elbow is near his chest.
the "yo yo" way of doing it has never made much sense to me.