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post #11 of 17 Old 10-01-2013, 01:28 PM Thread Starter
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I try to train my horses to eventually listen to JUST my silent body cues. I believe that smooches and kisses and clucks are okay for ground training, but are not precise enough horse vocabulary with any nuance for a finished horse.
that is the direction I would like to go --- silent cues

First I need to learn the cues -- then introduce them to the horse along with the existing auditory cues - and gradually get the horse going off the silent queues
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post #12 of 17 Old 10-01-2013, 01:31 PM
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I suggest that you just ground school and teach your horse ENGLISH cues on the lunge line. The most important ones:
--Walk on
And
--Whoa
You could focus on those two for the next 30 days straight of training bc you will use the walk and halt more often than ANYTHING ELSE in your horse's lifetime.
I'd like to suggest training DVD's but a dozen lessons would be cheaper.
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I suggest that you just ground school and teach your horse ENGLISH cues on the lunge line. The most important ones:
--Walk on
And
--Whoa
You could focus on those two for the next 30 days straight of training bc you will use the walk and halt more often than ANYTHING ELSE in your horse's lifetime.
I'd like to suggest training DVD's but a dozen lessons would be cheaper.
you are a wealth of knowledge today -- thanks again Corporal

We have "Whoa" and "back" down -- I had not thought to teach "walk"
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Thanks. Master those and then move on to the trot. Schooling walk-trot for a long time never hurt anyone. =D
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I've never been a fan of any sort of verbal cue for specific things and I usually phase the smooching or clucking out completely (other than asking for the gallop) after the first few rides where I use them to transition the cues from the ground into the saddle. Once the horse begins to understand legs, I stop using the clucks.

Main reason for that is something that I see happen at shows and rodeos and larger trail rides. One person "smooches" at their horse because it's balking at something....and half the other horses hit a trot or a lope in response to the smooch.

BUT, there is more than one way to skin a cat and train a horse LOL. Each of us is shaped by our own experiences and training.
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Main reason for that is something that I see happen at shows and rodeos and larger trail rides. One person "smooches" at their horse because it's balking at something....and half the other horses hit a trot or a lope in response to the smooch.
ROFLMAO!
The ONLY time I use them is like last night, when I chose to grain outside with buckets, and I clucked and waved to get them to move out around the barn. ANY obedience is obedience to me! LOL

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I laughed -- that would have been hilarious

Watching these video's over again -- am able to pick up more things from his body language that I missed last time

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