Originally Posted by Abby
This is way off topic I'd ilke to bring it back into the topic a little.
How would crossing the reins help? I too am teaching my horse to neckrein and its proving impossible.
You should cross the reins uner his neck. When you move your hand to the left, you will put pressure on his neck, but also put pressure on the left side of the bit. This way you have a combo of neck and direct reining, and he should pick it up rather quickly.