LOL You guys are hilarious xD
Back on the "Hot" spectrum.....My trainer has preached something into my head since I was little, Her exact words are: "Reiners need to be able to spin like hell.....then stop and stand there. Run circles 'til their dizzy.....then stop and stand there. Run full out down the arena....then stop and stand there."
Reiners need to be willing, not hot. They should say "Yes ma'am" or "Yes, sir" and do as asked willingly, on a loose rein with very subtle cues. I think, personally, that it's a good example of how a cowboy and his horse are supposed to be. In total willing partnership: Not whip, spur, kick, rear, and look so cool doing it like in the ol' western shootouts when in reality they couldn't move a cow two feet let alone all the way back to the ranch xD
Pssh.I didn't pick up the wrong lead
It's called a counter canter...
...A very advanced maneuver.