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    08-04-2010, 09:42 PM
  #11
Foal
Its Super Easy... This is how to do it.

Not sure how to describe it, but when I am riding I do these steps just a split second apart. Lets say I am trying to turn left. I start riding with two hands! You can do it with one hand to start but its way harder! LOL and you can really confuse your horse.

1. Right leg aid
2. Lift right hand, and bring over wither (this places the right rein on the neck)
3. Left direct rein (lift hand pull up and away)

I prefer a horse that can be ridden with just my legs. So all and any horse I ride it goes in the order of following... Voice, seat, legs and reins.

I always ride like this on a green horse, and they pick it up in a week or so with a few hours of riding each day

Good luck
     
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    08-05-2010, 01:35 AM
  #12
Weanling
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Originally Posted by Eliz    
I had a horse once that I could just tap on either side of the withers and she would move. She neck reined perfectly and I don't think anyone taught her. I believe horses can pick it up naturally. :)
I had one like that..... and only about 2.5 years old. Rode him bareback on occasion and tapped his neck to turn and pulled his mane to stop. He was a rare and wonderful find.

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    08-05-2010, 11:32 AM
  #13
Yearling
Quote:
Originally Posted by yukontanya    
Its Super Easy... This is how to do it.

Not sure how to describe it, but when I am riding I do these steps just a split second apart. Lets say I am trying to turn left. I start riding with two hands! You can do it with one hand to start but its way harder! LOL and you can really confuse your horse.

1. Right leg aid
2. Lift right hand, and bring over wither (this places the right rein on the neck)
3. Left direct rein (lift hand pull up and away)

I prefer a horse that can be ridden with just my legs. So all and any horse I ride it goes in the order of following... Voice, seat, legs and reins.

I always ride like this on a green horse, and they pick it up in a week or so with a few hours of riding each day

Good luck
Thanks. I wasn't really so much looking for how to do it though.. cause my horse already has it down pretty good. Just wondering where he would have picked it up.
     
    08-05-2010, 12:34 PM
  #14
Weanling
My mustang "got it" very intuitively. I would lightly neck rein simultaneously with the direct reining, and she understood from the get-go. My kids' pony. . . That's another story!
     
    08-05-2010, 12:43 PM
  #15
mls
Trained
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Originally Posted by Amarea    
Someone told me that crossing your reins under the chin helps. When you lay the left rein on the neck, it actually pulls on the right side and vice versa. I use an indian bosal on Stiffler now so it's actually the same concept and seems to work well.
NONONONONO.

Think about it. If you cross the reins under, you are pulling the head in the wrong direction.

Watch a good reiner. The head stays in line with the neck, withers. The head does not tip. No pulling!
     

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