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  • Best western bit to teach neck reining
  • Which bit for one hand reinning

 
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    01-22-2011, 08:30 PM
  #1
Foal
neck reining

How do I teach my horse to neck rein?
     
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    01-22-2011, 08:39 PM
  #2
Green Broke
He is a good video.

     
    01-22-2011, 08:40 PM
  #3
Foal
Most horses that neck rein are using a bit and not a snaffle. I think a bit with loose cheeks works best. Most my horses are good at moving off my leg pressure, so I start by laying the rein across their neck not pulling so hard to tip their nose out, but just enough to let them know you are doing something, and then apply leg pressure on that same side. If you do it consistently they should get so all you have to do is the rein pressure and they move away from that.
     
    01-22-2011, 08:43 PM
  #4
Green Broke
[QUOTE=HorsesMakeLifeBetter;899547]Most horses that neck rein are using a bit and not a snaffle. I think a bit with loose cheeks works best. QUOTE]

A snaffle is a bit.
     
    01-22-2011, 08:44 PM
  #5
Foal
Thanks a bunch for the tips!
     
    01-22-2011, 08:49 PM
  #6
Foal
[quote=myhorsesonador;899550]
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Originally Posted by HorsesMakeLifeBetter    
Most horses that neck rein are using a bit and not a snaffle. I think a bit with loose cheeks works best. QUOTE]

A snaffle is a bit.
Thank you for the quip...I was meaning a shank bit rather than a snaffle bit. Most western horses that are moving from basic training to becoming a finished horse are using a shank/curb type bit instead of a direct rein snaffle bit. Most people are not typically neck reining a horse in a snaffle bit, most people that want a one handed neck reining horse are using a shank/curb type bit. That was the distinction I was trying to make in fewer words.
     
    01-23-2011, 07:45 AM
  #7
Trained
[quote=HorsesMakeLifeBetter;899560]
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Originally Posted by myhorsesonador    
Most western horses that are moving from basic training to becoming a finished horse are using a shank/curb type bit instead of a direct rein snaffle bit. Most people are not typically neck reining a horse in a snaffle bit, most people that want a one handed neck reining horse are using a shank/curb type bit.
Although it is common for folks to move up from a snaffle to a shank bit in western training, it really doesn't matter with respect to neck reining. Direct rein and seat/leg are used while teaching neck reining, but an experienced horse will turn to 'stay between the reins' without any other cues at all. All our mares neck rein and the two younger ones have never been ridden in anything other than snaffles.
     
    01-27-2011, 03:56 PM
  #8
Foal
Personally, I think that a horse needs to be consistent neck reining in a snaffle before moving to a shanked bit
     
    04-20-2011, 03:11 PM
  #9
Banned
I would definitely use a snaffle to train, maybe a full cheek one. Of course I just don't like curbs, a personal preference. My hands are too rough and I want Sienna to be forgiving when it's me that makes the mistake.
     

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