Neck cues for a roping horse

       The Horse Forum > Riding Horses > Western Riding > Roping

Neck cues for a roping horse

This is a discussion on Neck cues for a roping horse within the Roping forums, part of the Western Riding category

LinkBack Thread Tools
    04-19-2014, 06:42 PM
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.
Sponsored Links
    04-19-2014, 06:53 PM
My daughter and I take lessons from a gentleman who is big time into roping. When you popped him in the neck did you unknowing squeeze with your legs or lean forward, but are signals to go forward in a hurry?
    04-19-2014, 08:08 PM
His reaction sounds like that of a horse that simply doesn't know how to respond when being popped on the neck or he takes it as a cue to go. Typically if kicking doesn't work or you want a horse to go forth quicker you give a pop on the neck with the reins. It's not a roping cue.
    04-20-2014, 08:03 AM
It's not a trained cue but when you "pop" a horse you should get a reaction...I would just stop him and back him up several steps ...if he still kicked at the horse behind me I would pop him on the hind end and then back him up several steps .or if you have the room and a nice place to do it pull out and lope some circles on him I know if your trail riding you might not have the room or time to do this but if it continues to be a problem maybe you can set it up in a place where you can correct him easily

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
rein cues vs. leg cues? mydaughtersgroom Horse Riding 7 03-25-2014 04:51 PM
Are Sante Fe Roping Saddles any good for roping? randomrider92 Horse Tack and Equipment 4 10-08-2013 05:45 PM
My horse hates leg cues Allymisty Horse Training 12 11-06-2012 10:36 PM
Cues on a green horse SarahRicoh Horse Training 38 08-17-2010 01:40 AM
Roping steer head for Team roping and ropes FS. nrhareiner Tack and Equipment Classifieds 1 01-20-2010 12:28 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:14 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0