I have found that people who do not really know about reining have a lot of misconseptions as to what it is and how things work.
I was at a CMS pracitice last night and at the end we where goofing off and the one lady has a nice little Arab mare who looks like she may have had some reining training. Nice turn in the front but the lady was pulling her back and making her back as she was asking for the turn. I told her to not pull back but push the mare forward. Let her walk into the turn and cross over a time or 2 and walk out. She and anouther lady could not understand how the turn could be a forward motion so I showed them with my mare. She gave it a try and the mare started to loosen up in the front end.
This along with many other things I have seen at the smaller or local level with people who do not truely understand what reining is. It can be a very solid base for what they are doing.
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