I was thinking about trying reining. I'm sort of gathering info right now, nothing serious. Probably won't ever compete, but I'd like to try it! My concern is what it does to the horse.
With the sliding stops and spins, is it common for reining horses to have bad joints later on? I know everything can be bad for a horse if you do it wrong, but is reining especially tough?
I'm also curious with the sliding stops...how is a horse trained to do that? And spinning?