Neck cues for a roping horse
I purchased a roping ranch horse out West to trail ride here in the South. Love this horse, he has all the abilities and attitude needed for mountain riding. On our first overnight camp out he threw a buck at a horse behind him, so I "Popped" him on the neck and shouted "No". He lunged forward like he had to get something fast. It then happened a second time. Keep in mind this is a level headed horse, he doesn't "blow". Someone mentioned that this may be a roping cue in regards to getting a cow. Any ropers out there have any insight? I don't want to confuse him.