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Golden Horse 05-19-2013 08:36 PM

Do you know what this is?
Well obviously you don't because you can't see it from there:lol::lol:

It is me smiling a HUGE smile because today I got to ride a reining horse. Get this, the coward who hasn't loped in...errr......well:oops: I really can't remember when I last loped, jumped up on a mare I have never met before, walked her a little, then trotted, then set off on lope circles slow and small, and fast and large!:D

Then we did some stops, including one where she gave me a little slide, then some roll backs, then


We spun, considering that I have never done it before I was so pleased, and she was so honest and tried her heart out. I have her kind of turning, then we hit it right and she spins OMG, what a feeling.

Then we tried a few more, and I had one where we were REALLY spinning, she was flat and low her mane was standing out in the breeze, and the reins ends were more horizontal than vertical.

It was a blast from start to finish!

hemms 05-19-2013 08:46 PM

How awesome!!

Funny coincidence: Max and I joined a friend at a reining clinic yesterday! We were attempting everything you described, laughing at outselves and providing good-natured entertainment. We did acheive lightness and collection, though our circles resemble hotdog buns.
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DraftyAiresMum 05-19-2013 09:13 PM

I wish I could "like" posts from my phone (tried going full site and doing it, but it just refuses to)!

Sounds like you had a great time!!
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Muppetgirl 05-19-2013 09:25 PM

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Wow! You came to the dark side and we didn't even offer cookies!!!

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franknbeans 05-19-2013 09:30 PM

Welcome to our world, GH!

CatrinaB87 05-19-2013 09:50 PM

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I'm so jealous! The trainer at the barn does reiners, and the BO has A gunner stud that's making all sorts of athletic gunner grandbabies. Maybe soon I can have an experience like yours! Until then, have a gunner baby :)

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COWCHICK77 05-19-2013 11:07 PM

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It's addicting, next thing you know you'll be riding cutters and cow horses down the out..tee he :)

Golden Horse 05-19-2013 11:07 PM

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This is the girl I was playing with, pretty isn't she, and well bred maybe?

Dun It Like Pep

COWCHICK77 05-19-2013 11:09 PM

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If I am not mistaken that's a good cross, I bet she's a dandy!

Golden Horse 05-20-2013 12:28 AM

Here you go, proof of the event!

and then I watched her do this

And then he dropped he bridle and rode a pattern bridle less:-)

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