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post #11 of 21 Old 11-26-2008, 06:59 AM
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We pretty much use the same commands everyone else has mentioned.
We also use 'slooow' with our seasoned, pony horse when I am ponying a young one and we're coming up on something new.

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post #12 of 21 Old 11-27-2008, 12:56 AM
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I use the same commands as well and my horse responds very well to them.
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post #13 of 21 Old 11-27-2008, 01:02 AM
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WARNING - MIL VENT!

So I've been using similar commands as the other posters here and it works great. My horse has learned it somewhere along the line. I'm not super experienced but I'm learning as I go and we're figuring it out. My MIL gets so irritated because apparently the "real cue" to change a horses gate is "WHOOP!". She will make it clear - "USE WHOOP!". She'll even use it for me when I am lunging - you know, to be "helpful".

Thanks for letting me vent!!
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post #14 of 21 Old 11-27-2008, 03:49 PM
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WARNING - MIL VENT!

So I've been using similar commands as the other posters here and it works great. My horse has learned it somewhere along the line. I'm not super experienced but I'm learning as I go and we're figuring it out. My MIL gets so irritated because apparently the "real cue" to change a horses gate is "WHOOP!". She will make it clear - "USE WHOOP!". She'll even use it for me when I am lunging - you know, to be "helpful".

Thanks for letting me vent!!
So..... I figure it's going to take till around Feb or March of next year for DIL to show MIL the "real" meaning of Whoop!!!!

Gawd how do you stand it? I feel for you, really I do!
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post #15 of 21 Old 11-28-2008, 09:25 PM
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I only have a couple...
I talk to Twende a lot, haha, so he understands some hand movements when I'm on the ground.
While on the ground...
"Come here!" -...come. He'll walk right over.
"Whoa!" - Stop.
And then just random phrases and such that he has put to actions.

While on him...
"Back"
"Whoa"
And again, other phrases.

When I was younger, I rose a push-button horse for my lessons, and when I started cantering, I said, "WHOA" as in, whoa, this is cool, and the horse halted completely.

Twende isn't that good yet, ha, but he's really good with whoa.

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post #16 of 21 Old 11-30-2008, 12:45 AM
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LOL, yeah, one of these day's her "WHOOP!" will come back at her...

She was even so kind to yell it across a pasture (about 150ft away) on Thanksgiving while my daughter was riding, to slow the horse down, you know, to be "helpful". (No, it didn't work and my dd did just fine on her own)

And after reading these posts I'm wondering if anyone out there ever uses the "real cue" AKA - WHOOP! Or even WHOOP! WHOOP!

WHOOP! Anyone?! WHOOP! Anyone? Anyone?
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post #17 of 21 Old 11-30-2008, 10:38 AM
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Seriously, does anyone use this cue (WHOOP!)? My MIL is adamant that this is the natural cue to use and it's what most serious trainers/horse people use. I actually tried when we first got our horse but it wasn't at all natural for me and my horse didn't respond to it anyway. I actually felt a little silly yelling "WHOOP! WHOOP!" to get the horse so slow down. It felt like something you'd say to get a horse to get going.

Does anyone here use it? Know of someone else using it? I'm just curious, that's all.

Thanks!
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post #18 of 21 Old 11-30-2008, 10:51 AM
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I talk to my horse far to much! I would be here for the next year if I wrote them all out! But I use alot of the same as the OP cept Whoa means STOP only.
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post #19 of 21 Old 12-01-2008, 01:28 PM
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Seriously, does anyone use this cue (WHOOP!)?
Thanks!
It's really hard for me not to chuckle at this. I was out mucking around with one of mine the other night after I posted before and asked him to Woop.... LOL this is sort of the look I got...........



Seriously though, you can teach a horse any word you want for a specific cue as long as your consistent and always use that word for the same thing. That said I think your MIL is cracked when she says it's the MOST common cue. I've been around a lot of horsey people in my 51 years and it's a first for me.
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post #20 of 21 Old 12-01-2008, 02:02 PM
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That picture is the best!!! Thanks G&K - that made my day!

Yes, I'd agree that my MIL is a bit cracked! I think most of the time it's a control issue with her. Everything has to be done her way (she's really not a bad person, just irritating). She has more experience than I do so I often doubt myself - but I'm learning!!
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