Wayb: I know you are kinda in my area ... Reining By The Bay just happened, did you happen to go to that(I went Saturday to the Derby and it was AMAZING)? That is a good way to get hooked up with trainers in the area. Also check out the reining shows in this area and then maybe you can go watch/meet some trainers.
Lastly do you have sliders on the back? You may need to get some b/c maybe his hind feet are getting caught... Oh and one more thing, are you sure you are asking him right? The lady who trained him is probably a GREAT tool to utilize
Check this out: California Reining Horse Associaation