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post #1 of 14 Old 11-01-2008, 11:49 PM Thread Starter
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Potental Reining Horse?

I really want to train Playboy to be reining horse, but is he the right build?
I've never really shown western besides speed events, and I'm not sure what exactly to look for?

he's 15.2hh
8 y/o qh gelding
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post #2 of 14 Old 11-02-2008, 10:28 AM
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I usually hear of reining horses being around the 14hh mark, so he may be a bit too tall to be able to properly use his back and hindquarters for the movements.
Are you talking pro reining, or just littler stuff? If it's just little stuff, I don't see a problem; then again any horse that's sound to ride can do just about anything in the lower levels. Does that make sense?
I don't think he's going to be the next World Champ, but there's no reason he shouldn't be able to learn the basic moves.

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post #3 of 14 Old 11-02-2008, 03:33 PM
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seems like with the way he's built, he goes heavier on the forehand, which is something reining horses don't do...he'll probably have to work a little harder at it, but there is no reason he can't learn the basics

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post #4 of 14 Old 11-03-2008, 10:23 PM
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He might be a great little small time reiner, you just never know until you give it a shot!
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post #5 of 14 Old 11-04-2008, 03:56 PM
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Reining requires a lot of collection, so that would be the biggie with him. He has a long back, so it will be harder for him to physically get that hind end up underneath him. You can certainly teach him the basics and show him small time though. It would be fun for the both of you! Just keep in mind that you would have to build up the right muscles on him for him to collect properly. good luck

oh yeah and I love his name haha =]

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my apha gelding is 16.3hh and he's won r.o.m's (register of meriet) in reining. so don't let size fool you

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I was thinking he looked just right in the back for a reiner. He is not long in the back! I have a great friend who reins on a 16 h QH as well. The best reiner I have EVER seen. He does need muscle in the hind end though to be able to get under himself. Go for it! You'll be amazed at what your horse can actually do giventhe right training!

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Yea I agree with ahearn. I have a friend who has a mare that looks just like playboy except a little darker and she does absolutely awesome in reining events. I definately think you should go for it.
Hes a very pretty boy too!
and he definately has the right build! With more muscle tone he would be beefy!hah
What are his bloodlines? jw
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I see more speed events. More cutting...

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post #10 of 14 Old 11-04-2008, 08:49 PM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by Harlee rides horses View Post
I see more speed events. More cutting...

I never pictured him doing speed events.
I know reining involves some speed too, but not as much.
He's just a really slow moving horse. I think who ever broke him tried to finish him in pleasure riding.

As for his bloodlines...
His registered name is KBS Zan Tana Rodeo
His sire is Zanatana Jo Bar
(great)Grandparents on that side:
Zantanon JO
Goodie Two Shoe
King Bars
King's Joetta
Dun Blitzen
Hawpe's Girl

His dam is Rodeo
(great)grandparents on that side:
Sugar Jabbar
Jimmys Patience
Sugars Easy Winner
Purf Misty Bar
King Repete Roper

I recognize the Bar, Dun, King in there but besides that I never owned a qh before or was really into their breeding/linage so I'm not sure what's good or not. So it would be really neat if someone could tell me if he has decent lines or not.

Yea, I didn't think he had a long back.
For the last three or four years all hes been doing is trail rides, so I understand the whole more-muscle-in-the-hind-end thing. He definitely needs it.

And thanks to everyone who thinks he's good-lookin'.
I have no idea who named him Playboy or why. lol
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