View Full Version : Driving voice comands?
11th August 2010, 02:21 PM
What do you all use? Going to start longreining/lunging mitch more in preperation for getting a harness on and he pretty much gets stand/walk/trot but what do you all use for turning? I know someone who uses the same word (cant think what it is) for turning in both directions but indicates which way with the reins.
I know i can use pretty much what i want but are there any tried and tested comands out there?
11th August 2010, 03:17 PM
This way= right
Come round = left for Max.
Up to you what you use really.
Max turns now without even touching the reins.
11th August 2010, 03:32 PM
Turning with Dylan I use "come to" for left and "come round" for right. He's picked it up very quickly and is so simple to long rein. I do plan to eventually get him in harness and drive him at some stage :)
11th August 2010, 04:02 PM
Do you use any different commands if its just a general turn round a corner (ie "pull" the trap round a curve) or doing a tight turn like a U bend where they have to push against the shafts to turn the trap? The person i saw drove down to a dead end and the pony just pivoted the trap on the spot.
11th August 2010, 07:01 PM
The tighter the turn I just repeat it more often so he knows to keep moving round.
Poppy and Harmony
11th August 2010, 08:17 PM
I generally don't use words for turning, but Harmony does respond to 'This Way' with guidance from the reins as to wich way if needed
12th August 2010, 05:58 PM
Joe uses " come too" for right and "come away" for left.
The guy that broke him taught him the oddest sound ever for trot on .... its like a mixture between clicking and quacking like donald duck! Took me ages to learn it! :)
My Crazy Clan
13th August 2010, 07:16 PM
My mum uses "get" for right and "come round" for left.
But I was thinking of just keeping it simple like right for right turn and left for left turn.
13th August 2010, 07:47 PM
Its soo confusing! some people use the same commands but for different direction.
Foe now i've decided to use Come near for left and Come away for right. I'm also thinking they might work once Rosie is ready to do lead rein showing then i can steer him with my voice without it looking like i'm controlling him.
Unfortunatly i dont have anyone to help or walk at his head. He did really well today as we went out on the roads (we dont go of the yard normally) and it was blowing a gale with wheelie bins all over the place. He's lacking in confidence walking on in front if there is anything scary but he was out a good half hour and then another 15 mins in the school which is a lot of work compared to what he's used to.
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