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        03-01-2010, 08:39 PM
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    Originally Posted by RiosDad    
    I use the word HO so as not to confuse him.
    How does that work? 'Ho' still rhymes with 'whoa.' My mare stops when I say anything that rhymes with 'whoa,' as long as I do it in a similar tone of voice.
         
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        03-01-2010, 09:00 PM
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    Originally Posted by CloudsMystique    
    How does that work? 'Ho' still rhymes with 'whoa.' My mare stops when I say anything that rhymes with 'whoa,' as long as I do it in a similar tone of voice.
    What does it matter if I use the word HO or WHOA and he stops?? I just shorten the word and say HO. Try it yourself, Say WHOA is a strong voice, then say HO is the same voice?? Does it matter?? Either one will get him to stop.
         
        03-01-2010, 09:03 PM
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    Well, this is a 'nice' thread. Just kidding.

    I actually like to talk to my horses, particularly if my husband is having a moment of selective hearing.

    I use a lot of verbal commands, a lot of hand signals, a lot of body language, along with the standard whip, rein, leg and seat aids. I'm usually dealing with exceptionally intelligent individuals who are now self-aware. This makes for an entirely different equine. One where the fight response has become far more prevalent than their flight response. So, a lot of times these individuals simply don't respond to what your average horse responds to, or they don't respond how the average horse would respond. I've had to come up with different approaches.

    I think we all use what we're most comfortable with and what suits our personalities and needs. And I think we do best with horses that fit those personalities and needs. Some horses require more. Some would like to be left alone.

    It's an indication of your knowledge and experience (and age ) that you know what you what and know how to convey that to the horse.
         
        03-01-2010, 09:11 PM
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    What does it matter if I use the word HO or WHOA and he stops?? I just shorten the word and say HO. Try it yourself, Say WHOA is a strong voice, then say HO is the same voice?? Does it matter?? Either one will get him to stop.
    That's what I was asking you...

    You said you use the word 'ho' instead of 'whoa' so he doesn't get confused by other words that rhyme. I don't see why it would make a difference.
         
        03-01-2010, 09:25 PM
      #25
    Green Broke
    Agreed with CloudsMystique. For that reason, I don't use the term "NO", but instead I use "QUIT".

    I talk a lot to my youngsters - the voice is a powerful thing, and it has the ability to soothe an agitated youngster. Regardless of how you pick your horses RiosDad, most of us don't, and so the ability to soothe with our voices is a big tool.

    However - I dislike voice commanding my horse after the first few initial rides. I will use my voice to make the transfer from lunge commands to leg commands in the saddle, but after that I work on making it only a leg command.

    Why? If I were ever to show, I will not ride a horse that is trained to verbal commands. I want that animal listening to ME and not the announcer as is blatantly obvious when you see a show horse that was trained by verbal commands. Most people think it's just the coolest thing when a horse listens to the announcer, and I think it just shows sloppy and lazy training.

    I use verbal commands on the ground a lot, but in the saddle, I want it to be all legs, seat and hands.
         
        03-01-2010, 09:40 PM
      #26
    Weanling
    I do "talk" to the horses I ride, but the amount of talking depends on the situation and the horse. For example, one horse that I ride is very green, so when something "scary" is around or is happening, I talk to her in a steady even voice and let her know "it's okay", "good girl", etc. This relaxes her and keeps her listening to me rather than the scary thing. I cue mostly through body language, change in my seat, leg cues, hand cues...shifting weight, etc. I really don't find anything wrong with using hands as long as they are light hands. I currently only ride in hackamores and still have a very light hand...but do use my hands some (Yes, I realize hackamores can be harsh as well). Usually I use voice as a back up, for example...if my change in seat didn't have the desired effect. I use voice to speed up at the trot (trot-trot) or to slow down in trot/canter (easy)...and to get the horse to stand patiently(whoah)....and always use my voice for GOOD BOY/GIRL!. I guess it depends on what I feel like at the moment, and what I know works for each particular horse.
         
        03-01-2010, 10:11 PM
      #27
    Weanling
    Forgot to mention romeo also knows STAND and phrase 'Knock it off'. Stand for ground tieing and not moving when I mount. Knock it off is his phrase for when he is bad and he does know it lol
         
        03-01-2010, 10:15 PM
      #28
    Weanling
    Haha ^this post reminded me. I also use EH EH(you better not) and CUT IT OUT!(oh no you didn't)...as needed.
         
        03-01-2010, 10:21 PM
      #29
    Green Broke
    ^

    Haha, that made me laugh. For some reason, whenever my horses are in DEEP trouble I always snarl "HERE" extremely loud, deep and gutteral. Like, if they're offering to kick or bite someone and I'm not within beating distance. I have NO idea when or why I started saying it, only that it works fast for getting their attention on me and they all seem to know exactly what I mean. I know it's from HOW I say it, but I have no idea why I say "HERE".
         
        03-01-2010, 10:23 PM
      #30
    Weanling
    Haha yeah...I don't know why I use the "EH EH"....I'm fairly certain though why I say CUT IT OUT! Hhahah. And yes, my cut it out is a very deep and not happy voice. Sometimes I scare the people I ride with...but usually the horse stops the behavior. :)
         

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