Originally Posted by Phly
Buttons, anyone care to elaborate on that? Or shall I fumble my way through trying to explain it?
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On an elevator, you push buttons to get it to do something, like move. Same with horses, except they don't have actual buttons. There are certain cues to get the horse to do what you want. If you don't know how to cue the horse (push her button), the horse won't do what you want.
Usually, there are basic cues that most horses can respond to. With a more trained horse, giving the correct cue in the wrong spot of the horse will cause the horse to respond different. Lets take the cue of your right leg. Putting your leg on for most horses would mean to turn left. A better trained or advance trained horse, the same cue but more towards the butt would mean to move the butt over. The same cue but forward on the body, by the front leg, would mean to move the front over. So the same cue on different parts of the body will get different results. If you cue in the wrong spot, you won't get what you want. You're pushing the wrong button. Posted via Mobile Device