Originally Posted by toto
I just don't understand what the difference you think itll be if you were there in person or watching the same exact thing on a video-- I mean sure you can get on the horse and see for yourself but just watching her try in person wouldnt make any bit of difference.. youd be watchin the same exact thing..
I can respect a horse like that-- but my point is- im doubting the OPs horse is a professional level reining horse.. I think its probably been a trail horse or a ranch horse and knows some stuff but its not a full on professional reining horse is all. I've been on many ranch horses in my day and they could all spin-- the only difference is they use those reining moves for real work not a show that theyve been trained a pattern to. Nothin against it- I love reining!
Lol, would you say your dun it mare is 'anti theft'?
Let me try and 'splain it to you so you can understand. An actual human being there WITH the OP could probably get on the horse and try a few of the most common cues for the spin, then show the OP how to do it. Best case scenario of course is to get hold of the former owner.
I also think that there are different definitions of "spin". The "spin" of a ranch horse would most likely not get you far in the reining world. I think it is important for us to know from the OP what class she is looking to go in and spin. If it is reining-no way she can do it without professional help. If it is a play day or ranch type thing-she may be able to get away with a simplified version, that perhaps Toto with her clarvoyant powers could help with.
Those of us who ride TRAINED REINERS are not comfortable giving help on most maneuvers over the net because they need to be correct. Once you allow the horse to do them incorrectly it becomes many times more difficult to teach them to do it right. It is always advisable, in the case of trained reiners, to have a ton of experience, and/or a pro helping you. Period. There are NO shortcuts to a proper maneuver.