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    12-24-2011, 10:41 AM
I do believe that we have a really good reining trainer building a new place close to the Austin area. I think maybe Lampasas. His name is Shane Kelley. I have seen him at the big NRHA shows and he does do youth and non pros. I think his number is 72-530-5155. Im not sure when his barn will be finished so if anyone is interested give him a call. I heard he is only building around 10 stalls.
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    12-28-2011, 06:55 PM
Honey, I'm 62 and just started reining...I will be doing the "green reining" so you certainly won't stick out in a green class! That is the class to start with! Around here there are a few open shows that have reining classes, and the NRHA has "Rookie " Clinics during the year...You can get a lot of help at one of those...No you don't have to join NRHA to have fun with your horse, but after working at it awhile you might be able to go to one...competition varies...some greenies are good some, like me, come from different riding backgrounds...I did western pleasure and it was hard to get out of the "stay on the rail" training...anyway, I'm doing great now!..Don't doubt yourself! It takes lots of wet saddle blankets to get your horse ready and yourself proficient for reining..begin with circles, circles, circles, always look ahead and plan where you want to be , and if your sliding, he needs plates so he doesn't "catch" his hoof in the ground and pull something, and they will help him learn to get underneath himself...have fun!
    12-28-2011, 09:22 PM
Claire, my friend bought two reining horses from Todd Martin in Boerne, Tx. He is an excellent choice for training.
    01-21-2012, 05:03 PM
Green Broke
One I will say, don't get scared by the pattern. I always think it in my head as simply as I can.
"enter at walk. Two left spins two right spins. Right slow small big fast, change left slow small big fast. Switch run half circle down arena rollback back aroun roll back back around stop back up."
Sounds crazy, but the more comfortable you get with it the easier it will be.:)
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    01-31-2012, 03:48 PM
Im sure that Todd Martin has probably sold a few nice horses in his career. He buys alot from Dell Hendricks and that nice stud that his non pro rides, Rooso, is the horse that Shane has had since a yearling and trained all the way. And still doing well today in the show pen. Shane was actually on the cover of performance horse magazine when Rooso was about three. To my knowledge , Todd blows thru many horses trained by other trainers and then sells them. He has infact bought several of his best ones from Shane when Shane worked for a place in North Texas. I know all of this because I was a client of Todds for a while. There was not anyone else around here. But now there is.
    03-20-2012, 10:35 AM
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Any word when Shane's facility will open?
    03-20-2012, 10:22 PM
Still under construction. Tons of rain here here. I'm sure it slowing it down.
    06-09-2013, 02:39 PM
There is a very good trainer named Kristine Nesbitt in the Austin area. She has shown a lot of reiners and is excellent at helping beginners get started in reining. She helped me find a nice reining horse to get started and she is a very patient teacher. And there's none of that heavy duty jerking and spurring that I've seen with so many other trainers. All of her horses and clients seem really happy and she is super honest. Very refreshing. I take lessons up in the Round Rock area with her but I think she also gives lessons down south.

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