Article by HorseLover4Life
Making the decision of training your horse by yourself or sending him out for training can be a difficult one. Sometimes there is no choice especially in these trying times. I have always been the type who has sought out the help of others but prefer to train myself as it helps me to learn and bond with my horse. You will make mistakes, no doubt, I have made plenty but the more mistakes you make, the more you learn. I put together these horse training tips to help you learn how to teach your horse to neck rein as this is a very simple process that anyone can do.
1. Start by using ‘direct’ and ‘indirect’ reining. The ‘direct’ rein will be showing him the direction you want him to go and the ‘indirect’ rein will be laid on his neck to get him used to the feel of neck reining.
2. Next you will be walking him in a square using the ‘direct’ and ‘indirect’ reining technique. This horse training tip will need to be done consistently for about a week until he gets the idea of what you are asking of him.
3. When your horse is comfortable with the square exercise at the walk, begin doing it at a trot. This is where your horse will really learn to neck rein. This exercise will be done for a few weeks until you feel your horse is following the reins easily and without any stress.
Following this simple plan will enable you to train your horse to neck rein in a matter of weeks. Remember, repetition and consistency is the key to your success. I have learned that patience and understanding will go a long way when working with horses. Knowing what to do and when to do it is the challenge in training your own horse. You are taking the right step by doing research and learning what you can do to succeed in your training program. I have been successful in training my own horses and I know you can too!
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This is just the basic concept of neck reining. Read in-depth on how to teach a horse to neck rein. You can also learn more helpful horse training tips here. I truly wish you nothing but success in your horse training journey;-)
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