Hm. Well, I can tell you what I've been taught so far. I'm assuming with this you have a horse that hasn't been ridden all that much.
- To go, we use a command. Every time you lead your horse on the ground, use the command when you step off. We use a kiss- pucker the lips and pull air in so it makes a smacking sound. In the saddle, give a light squeeze in with your knees as you do this. If the horse doesn't respond, try pressing your heels into their sides. Make sure to release the pressure as soon as they step off.
- Turning: Most horses need to be direct or plow reined before they can be taught neck reining. Pull out gently on the horse's reins the direction you want to turn. Make sure you pull out, not back. Back will confuse most horses unless they understand the different pressure. As you turn, turn your hips in the direction you are going. Try to point your belly button in the direction, and allow your knees and legs to flex and move with you. Think of the old dance from the 60s called the Twist, or riding a bicycle. You lean as you turn.
- Stopping: If you are wanting to teach a verbal command, say the command then pull gently back on the back on the reins, with steady pressure, towards your stomach. Lean back a little in the saddle, and bring your feet forward, as if you're pulling on something heavy. Remember to release the pressure and resume your normal seat as soon as the horse stops.
"Sit tall in the saddle, hold your head up high. Keep your eyes fixed where the trail meets the sky. And live like you ain't afraid to die...don't be scared, jut enjoy the ride." - Chris LeDoux