The methods Reed uses to teach his horses to do reining maneuvers can benefit all horses, no matter what your chosen discipline. By getting you and your horse good at these moves, you will have an enjoyable, well trained horse to ride.
The goal in all moves is to get your horse to respond to progressively lighter cues. He must also do what he is asked until you tell him to do something else.
Ask, tell, demand. Ask first, then tell your horse, then demand if he has not responded. Once your horse responds to your cue, eventually he should learn that it's easier on him to respond to the lighter cue. You will undo all attempts to get your horse 'light' if you continue to ask him at the demand level once he is responding to lighter cues.
Start out with light pressure, giving your horse the chance to respond before increasing pressure. Once there is even the slightest hint that he is trying to respond, release. The release is his reward. The goal is to get your horse to respond to the lightest cue.
Every time you are on your horse, you make the decisions. Do not allow your horse to do or go wherever or whenever he chooses. Always remember that "whoa" means stop. It does not mean slow down or just pause. It means stop all four feet and not move until told to.