No, it’s not a reference to the song. It’s just a term used in riding. It goes for horses and riders. Here’s the quick run down for horses and riders:
Hot Horse: LOTS of energy, very fast
Cold Horse: lazy, slow
Hot Rider: can get cold horses [lazy, slow] to move faster, quicker
Cold Rider: can get hot horses [fast, energetic] to slow down and calm down.
Every person is different, they could be a hot rider or a cold rider. Some people just do better with cold horses while some people do better with hot horses?
Here’s a little hint that goes for this post for my “discovery:” I rode Cece again (I still don’t know how to spell her name). :L
After jumping around between cold and hot (or being in between, not good at either) I have decided that now I a cold rider. It was figured out by riding Cece. And I realized that I might not be the in between rider anymore, seeing that other people can get Snickers to lope better than I could. And also, have ridden Joe for two whole weeks, maybe this Cold Rider thing was trained out of me.
But what I have realized that I feel like I have a lot more control of my seat than I used to. And I found it very useful after having ridden Prima. Since I first rode Prima in one hand, she wasn’t a neck reiner (noodle necky) so it was all in the seat. Seat and legs were the only things I could use to get her to turn. And using the seat is really important in getting a horse to slow down.
That’s my little input on hot/cold for me. When I notie things start to change (which probably won’t happen) I will update with another post.
BUT before you leave, please take this poll on hot/cold riders: