Can a horse with a bad trot do reining?
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Riding Horses > Western Riding > Reining

Can a horse with a bad trot do reining?

This is a discussion on Can a horse with a bad trot do reining? within the Reining forums, part of the Western Riding category
  • Reining horse trotting
  • Trot work for reining horses

Like Tree8Likes

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    07-26-2012, 11:34 PM
  #1
Foal
Can a horse with a bad trot do reining?

My horse has an AQHA Dam...very cowy background, he's a cowy horse too. We know nothing about his sire but he seems to have a bit of a gate that he just can't seem to break into which makes his trot very rough and uneven but with a LOT of work he can slow it down and be even..... Is there any chance he could break into reining? I've had minimal training but have opportunity for more. I don't have a great conformational pictures (need to work on that) but here he is.



     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    07-27-2012, 12:01 PM
  #2
Foal
As lots of reiners would say "Reiners are Lopers" meaning no trot, lol. However, when I am warming up, I always spend time trotting around. The only patterns that involve trotting are modified patterns. What's his lope like? Reining is a great base for any horse.
     
    07-27-2012, 02:15 PM
  #3
Foal
He has an amazing lope. Very smoot and balanced. Here's a short video of us.

I know there isn't much trotting in reining, if any. But it does seriously stink. Lol
Posted via Mobile Device
     
    07-27-2012, 02:26 PM
  #4
Foal
Notes: this was right at the end of his 60 day training, I am working on getting a saddle that fits me so that I can sit the lope deeper. I'm also working on losing weight. So don't judge too harshly about those things. :)
Posted via Mobile Device
     
    07-27-2012, 02:41 PM
  #5
Trained
The video was too grainy for me to tell anything but I would venture to guess that teaching him to use his back and frame up will help your trot and actually all of his gaits.
LegendsChic likes this.
     
    07-27-2012, 02:48 PM
  #6
Foal
Yeah it's grainy. Cell phones. Anyhow his trainer and I are working on his trot with his back end and frame so don't really need advice on that. But she's not a reining trainer. If I decided to go that route eventually I would have to find someone.
Posted via Mobile Device
     
    07-27-2012, 03:18 PM
  #7
Showing
In the second pic you can see how he's lifted his back and I'd bet is trot is decent. If he rides with a high headcarriage then his back is hollow and his hind end is strung out = horrid trot.
     
    07-27-2012, 04:03 PM
  #8
Foal
He has a half gated trot that makes his trot horrid. His head carriage is not high anymore because he's been in training. Even with a rounded back and low head carriage his trot is only 'so-so', never great. Again I really wasn't asking for help on his trot. We are working on it and it is what it is.
Posted via Mobile Device
     
    07-28-2012, 10:03 PM
  #9
Foal
I'm not really sure what your looking for as in having him do some reining. You seemed quite concerned about his trot, why the interest in reining?
I didn't watch the video, I can't have my neck cranked to the side like that, lol!
Personally, I'd get that nose knocked down and him rounded up in the neck and the body, get that back nice and round, then push him forward, get him pushing with his hind quarters, then you've got what gives me shivers, lol!!
     
    07-28-2012, 10:24 PM
  #10
Foal
When you click on the video it straightens out right way or it used to....boo... :) I enjoy reining which is why I'm interested in it.
     

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:00 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0