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post #11 of 14 Old 06-15-2011, 09:44 AM
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If anyone comes up with an inexpensive way for people to get into reining please let the NRHA affiliate committee know. :o)

The truth is that Reining is expensive and all the advice you have been given about trainers and horses are correct. The biggest problem with getting into reining is the riders need to have skills that few other events will teach, and the horses have to have skills that few other events will teach.

You could check out IPHDA it is a stepping stone approach to developing the skills both the horse and rider will need to learn in order to eventually become efficient at reining. Using competitions at different levels to help you know when you are ready to advance your training. You will more than likely still require professional assistance to master each PHD level but since the levels are progressive it works really well for people who can only get assistance once in awhile.

How I got into reining was because of a great horse that was my last barrel futurity horse, I was running him at a quarter horse show and the timer was close to the gait ( no chutes in Canada at that time) so I ran across the timer without slowing because I knew this horse would stop and he did and left about 10" of 11's throwing dirt all over the guys at the Gait. They just happened to be there for the reining and told me I should come to a clinic for reining next week.
I never made that clinic but the next spring I did after this colt had won over $6k in barrels (1991 and in Ontario ), So in march of 1992 we both ran our last barrel pattern and attended our first reining clinic.
That June we marked our first 70 and in October we placed 3rd in the Ltd Non pro at the congress. That first year and that horse ruined me for about 3 years I thought this reining easy but then I realized it was the fact that horse was just really cool he let me make him, break him, and re make him until I finally got it right and he never held a grudge. He is still standing in my pasture I have rode a number of babies by him and they all became money earners for me. He finished his show career with points or money in 9 events. :o)

You can learn on your own but you need to have some skills as a trainer for other events and you have to get a good minded horse. :o)

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post #12 of 14 Old 06-15-2011, 10:47 AM
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My uncle breeds and trains Arabian and half-Arabian reining horses in Colorado. I love going out there to be able to ride and train on his horses, especially his talented stallion. Search the Internet for reining trainers in your area. Even if you can find a western barn, they might have contacts for you. Good luck, reining is a ton of fun!
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post #13 of 14 Old 06-28-2011, 11:35 PM
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Well, a lot of friends pushing me towards it... and then I moved around Gainesville/Aubrey TX

Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising which tempt you to believe that your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires courage.
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post #14 of 14 Old 07-01-2011, 08:49 PM
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My Mom was actually warming up dressage horses as her job in high school, but then the reining trainer who was stationed at the same barn asked her to warm up one of his colts and she fell in love, so she searched out an all-purpose facility and there she found my current trainer, who not only trainer her but has trained me as well.

She got into reining by buying a prospect. 30 days riding. She saved and sent the filly off to training, then after that she showed her and as she got more into it she bought mroe horses and so on and so forth.

Now for me, I grew up around it so I kinda had that benefit

Pssh.I didn't pick up the wrong lead
It's called a counter canter...
...A very advanced maneuver.
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