This is how I teach the neck rein; gaited or non gaited, it is taught the same way. If your horse knows how to move off leg, you are on the right track. Being able to move off leg makes it a lot easier to teach the neck rein although not completely necessary. Four simple steps. The hard part is repeating it enough to make it muscle memory and engraved into their brain. 1. Lay the outside rein on their neck, don’t cross the rein to the opposite side-it causes it to pull on their mouth, just lay it on the sidebar of the neck. 2. If they don’t do anything, which they usually don’t at first, use the inside rein to guide them in the direction you are asking. 3. Adding leg until they make a more clear turn, this helps make it more clear to them. 4. Release all aids once they have started to turn into the direction you asked.