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    11-13-2013, 07:30 PM
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I found another trainer that is 45 minutes away. A friend of mine actually rides with her so I may call her tomorrow and see if I can get a lesson from her as well. Just to try a couple out..... This one is up the highway but it looks like it's a straight stretch.
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    11-16-2013, 09:22 PM
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Had a great lesson! It was a lot harder then the last one. We worked on really basic stuff (the build up to the stop) etc. It was really fun though. Hard work but I loved it!
    11-16-2013, 09:44 PM
What do you think of this guy?

The description

this video was his first ride right after I drug him out of the pasture last weekend. He was quiet and easy to ride just like the day we turned him out. I ride full time all winter. His maneuvers are a bit rusty, but that's cause he is out of shape and has no sliders on.
    11-17-2013, 06:38 PM
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He's really cute but I don't think he's something for a newbie at reining just because he's rusty....
    11-18-2013, 07:30 AM
He definitely needs work. No idea how much foundation he has, but honestly doesn't look like much. He is still being ridden with 2 reins,trotting into his spins, no stop at all to speak of, and no lead changes. So, if he is for sale-he must be fairly low priced, IMO.
    11-18-2013, 09:37 AM
The description:

6 year old gelding that has had lots of training. Sliding stops, spins, and lead changes. 120 days reining training with Wendy Weichel and 120 days cow horse training with Jesse Thompson. Quiet and well mannered. Good on trails. Has been roped off of a bit and handles it well. Hauls well. Great all around gelding.


What sort of price range would make him attractive? Young, built like a brick out house, quiet easy to live with. Looks like he could be a good all rounder who would also rein.
    11-18-2013, 10:00 AM
120 days is NOTHING for a reiner, and then 120 days of "cow horse"-is that reined cow horse? THat may actually confuse a proper NRHA spin, as they spin more forward. That training pretty much explains what I saw in the video with 2 reins, trotting into the spins, etc. I will also tell you that if you have a competitive reiner, and want them to STAY competitive, you may have a tough time with them being an "all-arounder". However, IMO, a basic training in reining is a good foundation to build on for nearly anything. Mine has 6 mo, and that is not nearly enough to be competitive, just gives him a nice handle.

As far as price-depends on where he is, honestly. There is one for sale right now that would run all over the one you posted, is 3 years old, has won $$ and is only $8500. Another gelding, well bred, and drop dead gorgeous. On FB through spin city reiners. This one-maybe $6K?
    11-18-2013, 06:25 PM
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When I was looking on line I saw reiner for 8-25k as the average price but the trainers I've talked to seem to think they can find them for 3-5k. Must be all in who you know...
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    11-18-2013, 08:31 PM
Originally Posted by farmpony84    
the trainers I've talked to seem to think they can find them for 3-5k. Must be all in who you know...
Ain't that the truth

The sorrel is priced at $6500 ONO, which doesn't sound that far out of the ball park, depending on his mind. I'm not actually shopping right now, need to progress from being led around on Gibbs to actually being able to ride solo, and at all paces. IF I can get all that back then a horse with a sound, sane and sensible outlook on life that could do a few local shows a year and also be OK to ride elsewhere then life would be good.
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    11-22-2013, 09:56 PM
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I see a horse that is not ever going to be much of a reiner. I think he is about as good as he can get. He is not quick-footed. He is very sluggish in his turnarounds. When he is hurried up at all, he starts hopping and loses all cadence. He even hangs in his rollbacks. He would not rollback at all if he was ridden one handed. He is a horse that does not like to move his shoulders. I do not see much. His kind make nice ranch horses and ranch cowhorses but not competitive reining horses.

To be competitive, I like a horse to have much more desire and quickness than this horse shows me. To me he looks a lot more than rusty.

Just what I see in the clip.
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