Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Ontario, Canada
I say go for it! Reining training will give you a broke horse, and make you a better more balanced rider. Even if you never show in reining, it is still so so great to do. Maybe she won't drop down and spin like a top, or slide for 20+ feet, but in the novice levels, you don't have to. It's so much fun, and so beneficial to both of you, I think it's a great idea! If you want to persue cutting, maybe you won't show in NCHA shows, but cattle work is so much fun, and working the flag is a great way to teach stopping and rolling back while keeping the weight off the front end. You don't even need a mechanical cow - just an agile and physically fit friend!
~Lindsay~ Mom of 2, wife to the goldsmith, doula and childbirth educator in training, life-long horse dork