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pastrychef 02-05-2012 01:21 PM

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.... :)

nrhareiner 02-05-2012 06:25 PM

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.

pastrychef 02-18-2012 08:36 PM

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.

thanks

Tasia 02-18-2012 10:04 PM

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?

pastrychef 02-21-2012 10:15 PM

pictures of?

SorrelHorse 02-21-2012 10:20 PM

Pictures of the horse :D

timingline 02-22-2012 01:26 PM

pastrychef - i LOVE your quote at the bottom of your msgs ;)

pastrychef 02-22-2012 09:30 PM

timingline.....thanks... i see you can understand it...nice paint!..
:)

pastrychef 02-22-2012 09:33 PM

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..

ReiningGirl 02-23-2012 02:58 AM

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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