I haven't even set up my first reining lesson yet. I've talked to four trainers now and I really like them all. I think I'm going to try to go to at least two of them to figure out which way to go. I am hoping to buy a reiner this summer but if it turns out I have to go higher then planned on the price then I might see if I can lease one for the show season and then get one the next spring but I wanted to play around with you guys to see what exactly I should look for and what pricing I should settle on.
Right now what I was thinking was setting a limit at $10k with the goal to spend about $5500 - $7500. Because then I could set aside a little for future training. Because I know nothing about the discipline, I don't even know if that's a fair plan.
I've been looking at different websites trying to get an idea. I'd like to show you what I think I like and see what you guys think... (because I'm not buying right now I searched the entire US) What should I be looking for etc...
How tall can you go with a reiner? They seem like most are under 15 hands.
If I understand correctly you start w/ a score of 70 so for this one they say it scored 70/71 - that's good?:
DreamHorse.com Horse ID: 1858587 - Electric Razor
I feel like her ride was sloppy? Was it?
In the verbiage I'm looking for key words such as Novice/Rookie/Youth
DreamHorse.com Horse ID: 1897532 - Wimpys Little Havoc
I found a video of this one: http://www.reinerstop.com/sale-horse...s-Little-Havoc
My current horse is 16'2 and 1300 lbs. Am I going to feel like a giant on one of these? My mare is 14.3 and I feel huge on her but she is small....
Can we start the discussion on these two?
What would make the difference between $5k and $10K?
Again, I know nothing about reiners so I'm learning for zero....