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post #1 of 5 Old 05-01-2013, 06:52 PM Thread Starter
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Riding a experienced reiner...

Hello, I'm miranda and I have a few questions. I just recently starting riding a horse that has two years of reining training and I need some pointers. I would consider myself a intermediate rider maybe even experienced but I've had two years off of riding to take care of a one year old.

I competed in horse shows and 4-h for close to 7 years and have owned horses all my life. I am riding a horse named Smokin JoJo she is an amazing horse. She is the most sensitive and catty horse I have ever rode. I have done two rides on her and will continue riding weekly until we are both in shape (she's had three years off).

Our first ride went great, she only took a couple minutes to get back into the swing of things :). I'm very pleased with her manners and level head.

Now although she is a great horse I on the other hand have limited reining experience and struggle with cueing correctly and probably over cueing her.

I guess all I need is some pointers and maybe links to information that could help me ride her better. I appreciate any information :) thank you
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I'm glad you found a riding partner.

You don't have to ride her different than any other horse. The only difference being is she is probably going to be sensitive to your seat and leg cues. My mare will go off voice, leg and seat alone. She tends to like to be given constent structure, so she is not fond of being a lesson horse. Alas, every single horse is different and yours might get pissy with to much instructions.

Since she is just coming back to work after a long vacation I wouldn't do any spinning or stopping. If you don't know what your doing you can very quickly put bad habits on her or worsen old ones. Look for a local trainer to teach you how to ask her to do those things CORRECTLY.
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I love a good reiner-- theyre so willin to please!

It would be easier to give pointers if we could see you riding her.
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post #4 of 5 Old 05-02-2013, 10:31 PM
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I have to say

I have seen this title thrice today.. and EVERY single time it reads "Riding an experienced trainer" and it's hilarious.. lol

"Strength is the ability to use a muscle without tension"
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post #5 of 5 Old 05-04-2013, 12:19 AM Thread Starter
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Lol ^^^ I was thinking the same thing!

Slidestop: I have basically been riding her like any other horse and doing exercises that are beneficial to both of us, for example I will ride around with a loose rein and let her relax and every 10 feet pick up the reins and collect her, she is likes to go go go so I'm trying to get her to relax, she does have a three year old filly that is always in the same field with her since birth but the filly is going to the trainer when she is four and then I think she will really relax better.

Toto: I can try and get a video soon :) she is my grandma's horse and I ride on Tuesdays and Wednesday's so I'll try this week :) and yes it is very fun to ride a horse with some good energy :)
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