As a carriage driver, your voice is a critical aid in your communication with your horse. It’s as important as the rider’s seat. It helps to translate your rein and whip aids into action.
Of course, the use of verbal aids can go in a lot of directions. Too much, and your horse is likely to tune you out. Too little, and your horse may just have to guess at what your intentions are.
Since there seems to be a bit of confusion on the issue of the use of the voice in carriage driving, I decided to host a discussion on the matter in a Facebook Live broadcast. Here’s the video from that discussion.
What are your favorite verbal cues for your horse?
Do you have questions about using your voice while driving?
Post your comment and questions in the comment section at the bottom of this page!