Originally Posted by jolie1234
he is so dopey he will probs be easier than his mum :P my older horse however is definitely smarter than most horses so will that make it easier?
For a person to be an effective animal trainer, the person must be smarter than the animal in question.... which is why some breeds/types are harder to train than others!
another thing, does it matter how I use my body language and voice to give a command? Or can I use any body language and words?
I think your horses will get used to what you do *consistently* but I do find using rather obvious bodylanguage sometimes is helpful. Eg. When teaching a newbie, exaggerate your cues, including bodylanguage - get 'big', bring your own energy up when you want the horse to respond with energy, relax & sort of slump a bit when you're wanting to stop/slow.