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post #1 of 3 Old 08-15-2012, 10:59 AM Thread Starter
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Neck Reining

Right now, I'm working with a green broke mare on her transitions to walk > canter, and canter > walk. So far that's going well, though the main issue is she needs to learn to neck rein. I know a few things that help to train it, but is there a way I can really do it? I mean, I have a year or two to have her learn it, but honestly, I want her to learn it sooner so that way by the time my time is up, she'll be flawless with it and have no problems no matter how fast she is going.

What I have been doing is starting by touching her neck with the rein, in the direction I want her to go, if she doesn't, I put my leg on her, if she still doesn't, I tap the bit in the direction that I'm asking until she steps over and release the pressure, and continue to do that until she starts to do it without the bit being touched. Honestly, I'm not sure if what I'm doing works, but it worked on another gelding that we have, so I'm hoping it'll work with her. If there is a more efficient way of teaching her, I'd gladly try it.
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post #2 of 3 Old 08-15-2012, 07:15 PM
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I start by getting the horse to tip their nose in when cued with the bit or bosal. When not even walking. Then I get little turns by cuing with the direct rein, my seat and legs, and laying the indirect rein on the neck. I gradually diminish the cue of the direct rein and they are only responding to neck reining.

I'll also use natural obstacles when we are out working like trees, brush, rocks, an old post. Anything that adds to what I'm asking and makes it easier for the horse to respond.

I would be surprised if it took more than a few weeks.
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post #3 of 3 Old 08-15-2012, 07:29 PM
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Mine knew how to move with my leg and seat cues before I taught them to neck rein. Is still rather use my seat and legs and leave the reins alone but it has came in handy.

while I'm asking to turn, doing everything I always do, I'll still direct rein but I,lay the outside across the neck at the same time. it takes a while for some, and some get it fast.
as I feel them start responding to it, I take away gradually the cues I don't want to use while I'm doing it
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