Has any one ever had that weird guy at the horse shows??? Not making fun of him but there was this guy at the show last month that kept talking to his horse,his trailer was close to mine and all I keep hearing him say is"were going to beat him or were going to beat her" he was giving pep talks to his horse. No one at the horse shows ever does that expet him.he is a really nice guy but when we were in the same juvinile racking class he was behind me and he said loudly that he was going to beat that #99 (me) and that my horse couldnt gait as fast as his. Well I placed 2 ribbons above him and he was still talking to that horse saying what he should do next time to beat me.hes not got any mental problems he's just weird like that.im not picking on him but all the shows and clinics I've been to he's the only one that has ever talked to his horses.usually the people at my shows stay in their own little group. I don't have a group as im very shy and most of the teens there are either a.) really scary looking or b.) very unfriendly.please don't think im being mean cause im not.
I'm 21 and I still talk to my horses?? It relaxes them AND me, and you should hear my holler in barrel races and jump off stadium jumping rounds. When my girls hear me holler to them they know it's time to find the next gear and kick it up. I talk to them between classes as well, and it helps them relax. Been doing it since I was a kid, but I figure why fix something that's not broken.
Lol, I am one of those people. Haven't shown yet but I chatter to my girl and the gang at the stable all the time...can't help it! If ever I am riding/working with them alone, or even with other people nearby, I often have a light conversation going...or I hum. Like arii said, it helps keep things relaxed. I've also been doing it since I was young (20 now), never thought to stop. Is it weird? Nah. Actually your description of that guy had me chuckling slightly...I can totally understand where he's coming from!
I talk to my horses all the time! At least I know they arn't going to go and tell my secrets to the whole grade!(I've been the subject of lovely gossip chains before!) And I talk to Geof on XC, it keeps him listening to me, and me listening to him. I was walking back to the barn while Pre-Limb was running their XC and I heard a girl talking to her horse. I think it strengthens the bond. He also might be trying to get his nerves out.
I chat to my horse all the time when I get a chance to be around him. I know he doesn't get a word of what I am saying but the tone I use seems to soothe him and it helps me too. It fills that empty air...
I used to talk Brandi up before a run when I did barrels, It got me amped up and in turn amped her up too. I will admit too that I used to get excited during runs and start talking to her, rather loudly never mean like just "come on baby" "Go,Go,Go"... stuff like that.(all in my naivete, before I became a little more educated on proper care of a barrel horse...)
I have calmed down a lot as I've grown up and stopped the yelling and learned to keep her calm before a run rather than getting her hot, but I still coo to them...
I talk to my horses, especially at shows. I think they find the voice soothing and it kinda calms me down as well. Yerr, people might think I'm crazy but if it helps my horse and I do our very best, then I couldn't care!
However, I don't blurt out "C'mon RickStar, we gotta beat number 56" because that's just rude and would make me look a bit arrogant.
No, I just say words of encouragment. I guess its sort of a pep talk for me and the horse.
I talk to any horse that I see. :P Zane a lot but sometimes it ends up that I am just talking to myself! When I ride him I talk to him and sing. Though most of the time when I talk to him it's things like "Zane! No!" or "Come on, it's a tree! Get over it and move!". I think it relaxes me and him and keeps his focus on me when I talk or sing :) . Well, you know, not when I'm yelling at him to stop :P. I would never shout out that we were going to beat such and such at a show or anywhere. That's just kind of rude. Not to mention how the heck would the horse even know who you were talking about???