I went to see the western show at the County Fair on Sunday and I was totally like "OMG Sonny can do that" so I want to get him that good lol .
He's good at everything, besides neck-reining. He knows the right REALLY well, but the left it's kinda annoying. He puts up a fight and doesn't want to go. I know he knows what I want him to do because there are times when he does it perfectly.
I do praise the crap out of him when he does it correct, and I've been giving a tiny sound for each direction so I can voice train him and than slowly take him off of it....which is what I did for another horse. But he's giivng me so much problems. I haven't worked on it too long, but I've tried doing it in the past also.
Would a western bit would better for neck-reining? I do have one with shanks...but I don't like to use it all the time. I'm using an Eggbutt snaffle at the moment if it matters.