My hubby and I are looking for a nice been there done that QH. We found one and she was used for trailriding and sold to a young man that trained her for reining. I am not sure if she ever competed but she really impressed us with her side pass, spin, her stop (just sit back and put feet forward using no reins) and only using the reins when you want her do something. She was very calm and we were told she will go if you want her too. We are going back to ride outdoors next sunday and if things go well we may be ready to purchase her. My question is do any of you trail ride your reining horse for trail and what do we need to know that we may not think of?
Also looked at a nice QHgelding that had to have constant pressure on the bit and a high headset like english, found out the horse was trained for english and had little western training. I did not like riding him past the walk because it just wasn't relaxing. I have told hubby over and over this wasn''t the horse for him but he still wants to go back and take a second look. He didn't trot the first time so I told him he cannot even think about purchasing him unless he trots him. He is also herdbound and won;'t stand in a stall, he was very agitated. I keep telling my hubby that pretty is as pretty does. Any comments so that I can convince him which horse would suit him better. Thank you!