So...that is not the common way of teaching the stops? I'm relieved...my instructor said we might get this lady over for a couple basic reining lessons. Of course, the sliding stop must be one of the more advanced/later-on maneuvers, and I realize it would take a long time before I get to that point (if I ever even do), but I'm still a little leery about running my horse into a wall. My instructor was thinking along the same lines I was-get the stop solid first from walk, then up to trot, then progressively faster, so we both were a little taken aback by this. Maybe my instructor just misunderstood then..
Last edited by AllThePrettyHorses; 02-27-2011 at 06:35 PM.