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post #11 of 14 Old 09-21-2013, 03:38 PM
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Well I want to compete so maybe a quarterhorse will suit me better for reining.
Ok this might sound stupid but can you do slide stops on a soft dirt road with no gravel?
I would be afraid to try this. If you accidently slid into a rut or caught an edge, that would be bad.....

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post #12 of 14 Old 09-21-2013, 03:50 PM Thread Starter
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so would a wide level tilled dirt surface be better?
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post #13 of 14 Old 09-22-2013, 02:22 PM
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From the little that I know, you should never do sliding stops on anything that is not a good sand in the arena. If the horse does it a couple of times on his own is one thing, asking a lot of times preparing for a competition, you need the right type of ground or you'll risk serious injuries- if you don't have access to proper arena with proper sand (and regularly taken care of) my advice would be to leave reining and do something else.

If you want to compete and hope to win, TBs are not the best choice for reining.
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post #14 of 14 Old 10-11-2013, 03:23 PM
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I train reiners with my wife down here in Tennessee. Ive been preaching for years that any horse can compete in any sport. When people didnt believe me I took a very nice built walking horse to an ARHA open breed show and won the open reining class against a former NRHA futurity finalist who was a standing stud. If you go with a TB I would suggest studying confirmation real well and check out how some of the top reiners are built. Keep in mind Quarter Horses are right out of TB lines. As far as stopping your horse on a soft dirt road, if its all you have and its safe for you and the horse then its what you have to use. Some of the top reining trainers in the industry right now started by stopping in the same conditions or even worse. Again just make sure its safe for you and the horse.
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