I am an English rider, and I feel odd wandering over here, but I have questions..
I took Big Ben to a local Western Schooling show a couple of weeks ago, and we trotted a beautiful pattern Well we aren't cantering yet and the experience was good for him, and I have to say that we had the best shaped circles of anyone there
I do have some questions though, are reiners usually ridden in spurs? The coach for the day was trying to help a girl with her spin, and was asking why she wasn't in spurs, and was saying that if the rider attended one of her clinics she would be wearing spurs by lunchtime on the first day.
How do you avoid getting dizzy in those spins?
The place where we were had the cutest looking Paint stud for sale, only small at 14hh, but the owner/breeder said that he would carry my huge great butt in competition without any issue. Idle thought is there a greater tolerance or acceptance of larger riders in reining? I often hear the sport quoted in the great Weight Debate threads.
I have to say that I was lucky enough to have a few lessons in the UK and a mare who was a reiner, and learning to do roll backs was the most fun that I have had in a western saddle, it is quite possible that I could be convinced to dip a toe in the water and have a little fun!