Originally Posted by SlideStop
I wouldn't say calming. If anything it has the opposite effect, horses can get hot after slides or spins, just like running the patteen. Posted via Mobile Device
I've been a reiner for years and I've yet to run into that situation.
Be the day my horse would get hot after a slide or a spin. When we exit the ring, our horses heads are low and we WALK out of the ring slowly and calmly, you can get DQ'd if your horse acts all hot and bothered. Unlike barrel racing, which my daughters do, my reiners are not rearing, charging to go or chomping at the bit to go, there's no holding them back, we are on a nice loose rein and are competely calm.
Like any sport, your horse is an athlete and therefore needs to be maintained. Spins and stops are practised on a regular basis. It's hard and their bodies if they are not conditioned or built for the sport, you can't make a reiner out of a halter bred horse.