Neck reining
   

       The Horse Forum > Training Horses > Horse Training

Neck reining

This is a discussion on Neck reining within the Horse Training forums, part of the Training Horses category
  • Should i train my haflinger to neck rein
  • The physics behind western reining

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    01-19-2011, 01:13 AM
  #1
Foal
Neck reining

My friend has a haflinger pony who is green. Her daughter will be starting riding lessons in the spring and she had asked me work with her horse before then. I'm not exactly sure how to go about moving on from being green. We have been in him about 6 times and he's real easy but just needs work. I've been riding for 6 years but my horse knew all that. I just need some advise on moving on! Open to any suggestions! Thanks!
     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    01-19-2011, 09:11 AM
  #2
Yearling
The best thing for a green horse is lots of riding and many sweaty saddle blankets. To begin with ride him in a true loose ring snaffle bit using both hands on the reins. Plow rein or direct rein him to start with. When moving on to neck reining it can be confusing to the horse. If you study the physics of neck reining you can see that the horse's nose is tipped in the opposite direction of the neck rein. That is one reason the importance of using leg cues comes into play. Best Wishes for a successful experience.
     
    01-19-2011, 11:03 AM
  #3
Foal
Thank ya!
Posted via Mobile Device
     
    01-20-2011, 09:55 PM
  #4
Foal
Worked with the little greenie today

I went and work with him today! He's not as green as we were told.he was a rescue of starvation and the lady did everything not to give him up! Including lying abouy hid training so we wouldn't be intersted in him! He did great on his commands and was great under saddle....even a little neck rein! :) he's tends to get very excited and rear as feed is being brought in...any suggestions on how to calm that?
     
    01-21-2011, 10:53 AM
  #5
Yearling
The horse's rearing has got to be "nipped at the bud" before you or someone gets hurt by him. What you probably should do is carry a stock type whip that is at least 4 ft long with you at feeding time and when he rears use the whip on his legs below the knee while he is in the air. Do it and get it done before he comes back down. I know it sounds scary, but if you don't stand your ground with him he will only get worse and more dangerous.
     
    01-21-2011, 11:12 AM
  #6
Foal
Quote:
Originally Posted by candandy49    
The horse's rearing has got to be "nipped at the bud" before you or someone gets hurt by him. What you probably should do is carry a stock type whip that is at least 4 ft long with you at feeding time and when he rears use the whip on his legs below the knee while he is in the air. Do it and get it done before he comes back down. I know it sounds scary, but if you don't stand your ground with him he will only get worse and more dangerous.
Ok thanks! He has kicked my friends husband in the chest already! When I hit his legs do I hit front or back legs
Posted via Mobile Device
     
    01-21-2011, 12:00 PM
  #7
Yearling
You go for the front legs only below the knee when he rears. The kicking is different matter altogether. First you need to ask yourself if the risks involved are worth the effort to correct it. If your willing to accept the risk approach the horse calmly, quitely, slowly and deliberately avoiding the back legs. It may seem like a contradiction to suggest you carry a whip, but he elected to pick up a weapon, so to speak, you should do the same. You need to be ready to retaliate immediately when he kicks out. If he swings away and wheel into a kicking position, he is intitled to one welt from the whip. If after some time the horse seems to have lost his kicking habit you should still carry the whip and be ready if he reverts to his old habit.
     

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Neck reining?!? amschrader87 Horse Training 9 11-21-2010 09:48 AM
neck reining Horse Dreamer Horse Training 6 10-26-2009 07:23 PM
Neck Reining WPshy Horse Training 4 08-01-2008 10:27 PM
Neck-reining? SonnyWimps Horse Training 19 07-25-2008 01:13 PM
Neck Reining Katie3480 Western Riding 12 05-07-2008 12:41 AM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:54 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0