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    05-13-2008, 07:30 PM

I am looking in to reining because it sounds awesome and fun, but I have no clue where to start in training my horse for it, he is rideable he's 7 in fact, but where would I start?
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    05-13-2008, 08:54 PM
With a reining trainer of course! If you can't afford one, you can get books and videos about reining.
There are good websites about reining. Just google it.

    05-13-2008, 11:03 PM
Ya I had that, and am saving up babysitting money,
I just wanted to see if other reiners had any opinions on what was easier to start on
    05-14-2008, 12:04 AM
I would start with circling. Reiners need to be very guidable, able to control every part of their body. They also need to be very balanced and responsive. See if you can learn how to get proper bend on your horse, keeping him between your reins and your legs. Also work on moving their hind end and their front end independently. Start from a stand still, then at the walk, progressing up to a trot and canter.

Best of luck with this. But I agree with the other poster, a good trainer is very important with reining. It can't be learned from a book or on your own.
    05-15-2008, 03:19 PM
Really you need a trainer, eyes on the ground and knowledge behind them of the sport.

While you are waiting though you can work on circles, speed control, bending, things like that.

Good luck, its a really fun sport no doubt about it.
    05-30-2008, 12:49 PM
Thanks everyone and i've started on some things that i've figured I could do by myself, like working on the reverse part lol he's doin good on that and then I started the turning with my legs, that's interesting, but progressing lol
I just recently had to buy a new saddle pad because some people are idiots(i don't want to go there ) so it might take me a while to get the money for a video or book...*sigh*
    05-30-2008, 01:20 PM
Green Broke
When learning a new discipline (that I want my own horse to be able to do later), I always, always spend money for lessons on a "finished" horse. That way, you know what it's supposed to feel like and you learn the ques. :)
    05-30-2008, 01:47 PM
Ok, well, thanks for the advice everyone but I think I should help a bit with all this, um, I am getting no all... most of the horse people I ride with not only think my horse is worthless they also think im worthless, my grandmother is behind me, but she doesnt have the money for a trainer, not even close, so im saving babysitting money for all you catch my drift yet? Lol
Its possible I could save for a trainer...but probably only for one lesson, and that would help yeah, but I don't think it would be enough, that's why I posted this to see if any other reiners on here could help at all, so you gets it now? I don't mean to be...i can't think of the word but whatever it is, im just trying to use all the resources I have to help me along the way, and a trainer can't be accomplished, unless I find a genie and wish for it it's next to impossible AND who has ever heard of a reining trainer in New Mexico? I would probably have to pay extra to get one here from utah or nevada or somewhere more popular with reining, all this is a little discouraging but im determined so
I didnt mean to offend anyone who did give advice saying get a trainer if I did, im just saying anything else? Because a trainer to impossible for me
This is long sorry, *throws cookie if you read it*
Thanks anyway
    05-30-2008, 03:19 PM
<---- Happily eating the cookie!

I would suggest watching you tube...Reining is rather complicated but its yung'ens like yourself with determination that make excellent riders! Keep at it. Refine your riding skills and be the best rider you can be and go from there. "eventing" takes time and money and a skilled trainer with a lesson plan for you and your horse. Keep pecking away at it if that's whats in your heart to do... You will eventually end up where you want to be. Good Luck!
    06-02-2008, 11:58 AM
Thanks I haven't rode my horse yet, my riding buddies are gone and I was sick yesterday and still don't feel all that good today so no new updates lol

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