How to Cue a Horse while Riding

Ever wanted to control your horse with legs, weight, voice, or reins separate? Just keep reading to find out. It's pretty easy, because I learned it in only 30 minutes!

Steps

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    For the feet, you kick the horse to go.
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    To move your horse to the right, press your left heel in and out of the horse's belly. This will move him/her closer to the rail.
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    To move your horse to the left, do the same with your right heel. This will make your horse go across to the other rail on the other side of the arena.
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    To stop the horse, you may have to use a different aid, such as the reins, or weight.
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    To use the reins, squiggle the reins up and down so the horse will go forward.
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    To move your horse to the right, pull your right rein.
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    To move your horse to the left, pull your left rein.
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    To get your horse to stop, pull back on the reins.
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    To get your horse to slow down just a bit, pull and let go of the reins until your desired speed.
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    For your weight, lean forward to get your horse to go.
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    To slow your horse down, lean back in the saddle.
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    If you want to stop him/her, lean back into the saddle until he/she stops or at desired pace.
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    To make your horse go to the right, lean to the right, but don't fall off!
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    To make your horse go to the left, lean to the left.

Tips

  • Before you do any of these, practice them on a barrel, or plastic horse-back.
  • Stretch so you don't pull a muscle.
  • Always be comfortable on your horse. Remember, they can smell your fear and they might start to act up the same way you are.

Warnings

  • Always be careful around horses. Horses get more scared MUCH MORE scared than what we can.
  • Horses are very sensitive.

Article Info

Categories: Horses