11-26-2011, 11:25 AM
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I think you've gotten some great advice. I don't see lame either. I think AC hit the nail on the head about him looking like a speed horse that's been in a tie down for awhile. He is tense and bracing. I don't see a horse anywhere near ready to learn reining maneuvers.
Take it slow and back to the basics. Even if he's had previous riding, treat him like a colt that needs a foundation. He needs to learn to give to the bit & relax. Spend a lot of time just walking and doing that and putting a good relaxed neck rein on him before moving on to a faster gait or advanced maneuvers. Once he's light & supple at a walk, then move on to jog.