Teaching your horse to stop on command is an important training tool that will ensure your safety as a rider. The “trill” sound doesn’t sound like anything else we say in the English language so we can really get our horse’s attention and get our horse to stop faster. It’s important to know the trill sound to stop your horse if your horse is spooking, getting too strong and fast, or if you are losing your balance in the saddle. Once your horse responds to the trill sound and stops, it is important to reward him with a treat. Giving a treat as positive reinforcement every time your horse stops will encourage the horse to stop quickly and consistently. Learning the trill sound gives the rider verbal “brakes” to stop her horse.
Deanna Corby with Deanna Corby Dressage is a dressage trainer, riding instructor and dressage competition judge based out of Waxhaw, NC, just outside of Charlotte. Deanna offers riding lessons and horse training to students and horses of all ages and experience.
Official Website: www.DeannaCorbyDressage.com