Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Orange County, NC
The have been many threads about neck reining that you can search on, but this is how I trained our mares....
For example, to turn left, you want your horse to respond to the feel of the right rein on the right side of the neck, so I start the left turn with the right rein on the neck and a little direct left rein, reinforcing with a little left leg, if needed. Once they make the association, you can just drop the direct reining/leg.
Our young mares all picked this up very quickly this way.
On the sixth day, God created the Quarter Horse.
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