I'm going to a meeting with Horse Council Monday to present my argument for allowing gaited horses to compete in reining in 4-H at our county fair. I'm trying to gather information from various sources, one of which being NRHA rules for open shows, which do not necesitate a specific breed for competition. Because reining does not require the equivelant of a jog/trot, I can honestly not think of one valid reason for prohibiting gaited horses from entering. Can anyone provide a link to the place in the rulebook where the NRHA states that any breed can enter in non- breed-specific classes/shows? I'm also providing show bills of various reining shows that state any breed can enter, including NRHA-sponsored shows. I'm coming with quotes highlighted in Lee Ziegler's Easy Gaited Horses,
including one section that deals with the myth that gaited horses cannot canter.