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post #1 of 3 Old 06-06-2012, 12:33 AM Thread Starter
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Rein Management

Hello all, so I recently started reining training (3 sessions) on my 7yr old that I started at 3. I'm teaching her to spin like Larry Trocha shows in Pt. 2 of spin training on You Tube. She's coming along real well I think for my level of experience at training. So she's moving away from the rein fairly well when I touch it to her neck lightly. I also trail ride quite a bit in the mtns. My question is how do I manage the reins so when were just trail riding casually she doesn't spin when I touch her neck but yet when I want a spin she respects getting off the rein?

Will she know the difference? I don't want to send the wrong signal and then have to get aggressive with the spur if she doesn't respect getting off the rein when I do want a spin. Hopefully my question makes sense.

Thank you for any advice. Shadow
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post #2 of 3 Old 06-06-2012, 01:13 AM
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There is a differance between neck reining and spinning.

How I start the spin is I will use one or two steps off just the rein then bring my leg into play and hold the rein dead center over the horn. The rein no longer comes into play when we start the turnaround.

The rein on the neck just means move the shoulder around. Your horse shouldn't launch into a spin everytime you touch her on the neck. Your legs have to come into play eventually to help her out.

Pssh.I didn't pick up the wrong lead
It's called a counter canter...
...A very advanced maneuver.
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post #3 of 3 Old 06-06-2012, 08:19 AM
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^^ agreed. Your horse shouldn't be spinning with rein aids only. Reining are for steering, not for spinning. To start a spin it always starts from a halt or circle. Once my inside leg comes off and my outside legs comes on she knows to start spinning. I might "bump" across her neck to remind her to keep moving but otherwise they are kept centered and my legs and seat are doing the work.
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