Horse Training Tips/ Teaching a Horse to Neck Rein

neck-reining-14Following these horse training tips will help teach your horse to neck rein. This is a useful skill to have which will make things like opening gates without dismounting, carrying something with your free hand or shooing those pesky flies away while trail riding. Some may think teaching a horse to neck rein is a difficult task but it’s very simple as long as you use repetition and consistency.

This exercise is best done with a snaffle bit, but any bit will work as long as you remember to have soft hands. Let’s start by understanding the term “direct” and “indirect” rein. The “direct” rein is the one you are directly pulling his mouth with. The “indirect” rein in the one you press on his neck.