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  1. My horse never had a verbal “Whoa” before. I had practiced the “emergency stop” but never just TELLING her to stop. I seemed like a good idea to give her as many ways to come to a halt in an emergency as possible. So I used your directions. They worked like a charm. The main problem I had was that I was used to saying “Whoa” on the trail when I really meant “Slow Down”. I have now had to use two different words. I was harder to train myself than it was to train her.
    Thanks for the insight about Paired Response too. I have never seen it explained that way. It really made it easy for me to figure out the steps and WHY they work.

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