Go for it and have fun. To me, that is the most important part. Just make you and your horse the best you can be. I also got a passion for reining recently and both my horse and I are having fun. We got the help of a trainer who does reining, much like you, and are just learning together. If nothing else, it puts a good "handle" on them. Shoot-mine is not even able to be registered QH-he is a QH/TWH mutt PMU rescue, but he loves it. He is also bored easily, so I just keep switching it up as we learn. We also have one instructor who has a base in Parelli, and actually, I have found some of that helpful.
I also know I am never going to be bound for a derby.....shoot, if I ever even get his competition license I will be happy! I am not sure I even want to put plates on him. I like to trail ride also, it is good for his mind, and plates would be too slippery.
I was actually at an NRHA show last summer and an Andalusian was the star of the show! He was big, clunky and slow, but he was certainly the fan favorite and tried really hard!
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