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How to Neck Rein with Finesse

Steering a horse with one hand is like adding another language to your horse’s education. Initially trained to speak “direct rein”, as the horse advances in his education you’ll begin to communicate with a curb bit and introduce pressure on the neck. In my article “How to Transition from a Snaffle to a Curb Bit” in the July/August 2014 issue of Horse Canada, I shared that as an English rider entering the western world, I felt awkward riding with one hand. So, like many riders, I’d train at home with two hands and hope that I’d be able to pull it off with one hand in the show ring! Very bad plan… Why teach the neck rein? It is always appropriate to ride a horse with one hand when using a curb bit, and in most competitive associations, even the momentary use of two hands on the reins is grounds…

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