Do you feel the rein industry is growing? Brings in new people?
Obviously I am NRCHA even though one trainer thinks I should show my gelding NRHA, but I am curious do to limited experience. Do you feel the reining industry is growing and bringing in outsiders? One of my friends put her horse in NRHA and went to a green as grass competition and was turned off. She said no "new groups" and "odd man out." She gave up for now and moved to barrels.
NRCHA I am new too. A few friendly welcoming people, not a ton. Of course I need to work my way in a get to know more people. This takes time. However, I showed twice in non pro limited and rookie. For three years running back points for rookie (six plus shows a year) I am ninth out of 40.... HUH... I showed twice in one year! The statistics show not growing there. Plus the people I did compete against where unfortunately very talented teens with show parents, a couple newbies (wonder if they will be back), and people just borrowing a normal show persons horse.