Originally Posted by MHFoundation Quarters
I do a combo, direct/indirect/leg. It works in one smooth motion. It's a bit hard to describe in text but I'll give it a go. Hands on the same plane, in a slight up and over motion (so the direct shows them where to go in conjunction with the neck rein) and use outside leg asking them to move off the leg. It's important that it's all done in one motion, so they connect the dots. At first you may need to use a pinkie more pressure on the direct just to get his nose headed the right direction. Start by asking for one step at a time, lifting the shoulder and moving him over. Wash, rinse, repeat. Once he's started to catch on, you can ask him for more and slowly bring your hands closer together, eventually ending up with a one handed neck reining horse.
Using this method, I can usually put a neck rein on a greenie in a few rides.
MHF, thanks - I need this info, too. A question - are you doing this in the snaffle or a shanked bit?