OK so the horse I'm riding was started in reining but never finished. On a scale of 1-10 his neck reining is a 7 sometimes 8(depending on his mood) and he works really really well off my legs. What I want to do is to try and ride him in just a neck strap. The only thing I'm worried about is brakes. We have him in a wonder bit right now and he has a pretty good stop but he hates bits (all bits) but we've had him in a hackamore and he doesn't listen. He really likes not having a bit in his mouth but I don't know if I would trust him in just a neck strap even though I feel it would be better...oy I'm confusing myself....he hates ANY type of pressure on his mouth (even tiny bits) so I basically just want to focus on neck reining him and I feel riding in a neck strap will help that.
If I am confusing anyone please just ask questions I've gone over 48 straight hours without sleep so my mind is a little slow right now.
What I basically want to do...be able to ride him in a neck strap and have brakes....just not sure how to get the brakes. He responds to woah(when there's a bit in %100 of the time but bareback or bitless when he wants to) but I'm wondering if without a bit he'll try to take advantage like with the hackamore or just take off and I wont be able to stop him.
Any suggestions? Like I said bear with me I'm sorry if I sound confusing.