neckreining, IMO, shouldn't have to do anything with the bit...yes with the shanks you definately can't direct rein like you can with an eggbutt snaffle or the other english bits, but if a horse can neckrein in an english bit then he definately could in a western.
I think I was just expecting more than what Sonny could give me at that time. He's picking it up really nice now and I'm pleased with the progress....I am thinking of buying a curb bit, but here is my one problem:
My sister thinks that she's just as good as rider as I am (and not saying I'm a good rider hehe) last time she rode him I was going to switch bits since I had my shanks in back to the eggbutt, but she said it was fine, so I left them in (I regret it now)...but she wouldn't stop yanking on his mouth!
So I'm thinking that until she can get a better hand for riding I could keep the eggbutt in (still can buy the shanks just have to take it off the bridle every time).
I'm going to suck u the $130 and just buy the Parelli one...and if I'm lucky my dad will chip in lol
Thanks for your help Delete!!!
Also what makes it REALLLLLLLY hard is that at the old barn my instructor kinda messed me up so when I ask Sonny to turn at a trot, he occasionally takes off in a canter. So now I have to retrain him to an easier way to go into a canter, and unteach him the way I originally used...and also get the bugs out of me with the old trainer.