I just had to switch Vinnie to a curb from a snaffle.
He did great, though I found that I relied on leg cues for a lot of that ride as he was trying to figure out neck reining. I never "trained" him to neck rein, but he did pick it up himself, I wouldn't worry about that. It should come with time.
I would say to just make sure you can do a lot of steering with leg cues until your horse figures out the curb. Vinnie had it down in two or three rides.
I also found that V was very respectful to the curb, and he stayed bridled much easier with the curb and was very soft for me.
Good luck! :)
ETA: I just looked at Lenox in your barn, (cause I'm a creep like that).. how pretty is she?!
Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world. ~Harriet Tubman
Last edited by Eliz; 02-04-2011 at 08:01 PM.