hoping to use her for reining...

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    02-05-2012, 01:21 PM
hoping to use her for reining...

I have a new filly, and I've always been a barrel racer at heart, and will get a new horse eventually for that, but while I was away at school, I got into reining, and LOVED it. So iam hoping my new little girl works out for reining. I've learned alot from reining, and training for reining.

I did look back in her pedigrees, and back a bit farther there is penning, ranching horses, halter, and a cutter if I remember correctly but its farther back.
I've actually heard that if a horses leg between thier hocks and hoof is on the shorter side...they will be better at it....something about balance, and stops better.....anyone ever hear this?

I believe if the horse is smart, and loves to learn, and is trained at it regularly and properly I think they would do well in it.

I hope this is what she turns out to be.... :)
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    02-05-2012, 06:25 PM
What you are talking about is low hocked. Yes you want a horse who is some what low hocked but like anything too much is not a good thing.

Any horse can benifite from reining training and most horses will do ok with proper training at a low level. However there is a reason why there are certain lines that are better at reining then others.
    02-18-2012, 08:36 PM
Low hocked , yes that's what I was trying to think of. And I agree , any horse would benefit from basic reining training. Completely agree.

And either way she turns out, she will have the basics of reining.

    02-18-2012, 10:04 PM
Congrats on the horse. Reining is addictive. I left it for nearly a year for AQHA wp but in the end I came right back to what got me into horses in the first place, reining. Do you have pictures?
    02-21-2012, 10:15 PM
Pictures of?
    02-21-2012, 10:20 PM
Pictures of the horse
    02-22-2012, 01:26 PM
Pastrychef - I LOVE your quote at the bottom of your msgs ;)
    02-22-2012, 09:30 PM
Timingline.....thanks... I see you can understand it...nice paint!..
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    02-22-2012, 09:33 PM
Sorrelhorse---> the horse I bought I hope to use, is in my profile. But the horses I learned to rein on ...if I could figure out how the heck to get the picture attached to this msg i'd put them there....but..
    02-23-2012, 02:58 AM
I worked with a mare who was from ranch stock that the owner wanted polished up. She was just a riding horse that she wanted her kids to eventually ride, (so she wanted desensitizing, easy steering, etc) but what a blast to ride! I used reining techniques and moves to get her on the right track. She was poor at bending, pivots, softening to the bit and neck reining - working through low level reining techniques had her doing all of those things beautifully within a few weeks.

So even if your horse isn't perfectly suited for reining, she's going to be a great horse with a solid foundation to use! Just be sure to have her conformation checked and have a physical to make sure there's nothing that's going to impede her training or cause serious harm to her! Like nrhareiner said - while a little low hock can be beneficial, a lot of it or anything else, can be bad! (As I'm sure you know v
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