Agree with all of the above. Even the trainers who are pros at this, and buy the babies bred specifically for reining cannot really tell by looking. They can tell a bit more watching them go, but until they have one under saddle, all bets are off, and each one is a surprise waiting to happen.
Like NRHA said, it depends on what level you want to compete at. Shoot, I have spent thousands on training one who is a QHX! He will never be a derby horse, and that is fine. HE can still be fun to compete at lower levels. I just want to have fun. My friend, on the other hand has one reining bred, well trained, and will be able to compete very well.
He sure is beautiful tho! Love him!
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