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post #11 of 21 Old 07-08-2009, 01:59 AM Thread Starter
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I am using a snaffle bit, yes

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post #12 of 21 Old 07-08-2009, 05:29 AM
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Painthorse, Thats how i am starting to do it! she seems to understand it more and more everytime I use this method, but im just not consistent with it. I use direct rein more then I use this method if that makes any sense.
In my experience it doesn't matter if you use neck reining for every turn or not...just be consistant that if you do have the rein on the neck, you do get the turn.
These are smart animals and usually pick up multiple cues for turning without much trouble...direct rein, neck rein, leg, seat, and verbal commands. With enough riding you'll see that a very seasoned horse will actually anticipate the turns from a lot of very subtle changes in the rider.
It may also help if your horse is pretty light in the mouth to start...I'm sure our mares prefer a neck rein cue over getting in their mouth at all.

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1) Whenever you turn, take your opposite rein, and turn it toward the direction you are going (lean it over her neck). She will eventually feel the neck pressure and know when to turn.
2) Use your legs for added aiding.
3) Yep, that's pretty much it. Lotsa practice.

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post #14 of 21 Old 07-08-2009, 11:37 AM Thread Starter
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PaintHorse, my mare is very light in the mouth. unless were going pretty fast, she loves speed. =)

And sunny, Thats the method i am using! =D

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^^ Good, then she will eventually catch on :)
It's a very easy thing to teach. Consistency is the key :)

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post #16 of 21 Old 07-08-2009, 09:47 PM
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Can your mare go in a snaffle?

Shay-la has a REALLY neat method that worked perfectly on her mares - cross your reins under their necks! That way, when you want to turn left and draw your rein over the right side of the neck, it's also pulling on the left side of the bit. So they're getting a direct rein signal, with the pressure of the rein and they pick it up fast!
That's spiffy! I've never seen that done before!

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post #17 of 21 Old 07-12-2009, 12:57 AM Thread Starter
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Today me and Candy had a gymkhana gaming show!, and I pretty much neck reined the whole time. She is picking it up SO fast! WAYYY faster then i thought she would! (mind you, about a month ago she had NO idea what neck reining was) I am using the method where when you go to turn you slightly direct rein, but put the reins over the neck and so she feels pressure on the opposite side of her neck as well if that makes any sense.

And we won Reserved Champion too!!

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Nice! Neck reining seems to be one of those things that sounds like a really hard concept to teach but when you actually try it, you find out that it's actually way easier than you thought.

Congratulations! =D

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post #19 of 21 Old 07-12-2009, 01:06 AM Thread Starter
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Yeah, it really is one of those things where your like, this is going to be impossible! and it really is SO easy!

and Thanks for the congrats!

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Glad she picked it up so quickly for you!

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