Aint that the truth!
I haven't ridden in a curb bridle for ages. I am used to direct reining, even when riding western. I love the direct feel of the horse's mouth. I just haven't done neck reaining in SO long.
I appreciated Cowchick's reminder to use the LEG cue first in the training of neck reining. use the smallest cue first, and the one that will always be the first one applied in future.
So, since you hope for the hrose to ulitimately move left/right off of 99% leg/seat, use THAT cue first, then back it up with neck rein, then lastly, direct rein. And as horse learns, you subtract the direct rein, then the neck rein and you are back to almost pure seat.
Is that right Cowchick?