hoping to use her for reining...
I have a new filly, and ive always been a barrel racer at heart, and will get a new horse eventually for that, but while i was away at school, i got into reining, and LOVED it. So iam hoping my new little girl works out for reining. Ive learned alot from reining, and training for reining.
I did look back in her pedigrees, and back a bit farther there is penning, ranching horses, halter, and a cutter if i remember correctly but its farther back.
Ive actually heard that if a horses leg between thier hocks and hoof is on the shorter side...they will be better at it....something about balance, and stops better.....anyone ever hear this?
I believe if the horse is smart, and loves to learn, and is trained at it regularly and properly i think they would do well in it.
i hope this is what she turns out to be.... :)
What you are talking about is low hocked. Yes you want a horse who is some what low hocked but like anything too much is not a good thing.
Any horse can benifite from reining training and most horses will do ok with proper training at a low level. However there is a reason why there are certain lines that are better at reining then others.
low hocked , yes thats what i was trying to think of. And i agree , any horse would benefit from basic reining training. Completely agree.
And either way she turns out, she will have the basics of reining.
Congrats on the horse. Reining is addictive. I left it for nearly a year for AQHA wp but in the end I came right back to what got me into horses in the first place, reining. Do you have pictures?
Pictures of the horse :D
pastrychef - i LOVE your quote at the bottom of your msgs ;)
timingline.....thanks... i see you can understand it...nice paint!..
Sorrelhorse---> the horse i bought i hope to use, is in my profile. But the horses i learned to rein on ...if i could figure out how the heck to get the picture attached to this msg i'd put them there....but..
I worked with a mare who was from ranch stock that the owner wanted polished up. She was just a riding horse that she wanted her kids to eventually ride, (so she wanted desensitizing, easy steering, etc) but what a blast to ride! I used reining techniques and moves to get her on the right track. She was poor at bending, pivots, softening to the bit and neck reining - working through low level reining techniques had her doing all of those things beautifully within a few weeks.
So even if your horse isn't perfectly suited for reining, she's gonna be a great horse with a solid foundation to use! Just be sure to have her conformation checked and have a physical to make sure there's nothing that's going to impede her training or cause serious harm to her! Like nrhareiner said - while a little low hock can be beneficial, a lot of it or anything else, can be bad! (As I'm sure you know ;-) v
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