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post #51 of 70 Old 04-13-2013, 07:49 PM
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Thank you! Woo hoo!
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This thread has been quite entertaining and I'm excited to have the webcast links, too! It's been a decade since I worked for Tom McCutcheon, but I'll never forget the exhilaration of a quality spin or sliding stop on a naturally talented, well-bred horse. Smart Starbuck was the first "real" reiner I had the chance to ride - I was grinning like a fool after experiencing his smooth, effortless movements (even without spurs, lol.)
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If you go to the web page of the NRBC, you can see the class schedule-it started today, with some of the prelims. As is typical, later in the week the "big" boys come play.
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I made it!
Headed to Sundre for my nephew's birthday and got all side tracked! LOL

The biggest problem I had with training Arabians for reining was the anticipation of a move. They're big thinkers and quite a few tried to anticipate what I was going to ask, whether it was a spin, roll back, lead change, etc and would jump into it without waiting for cues - pain the arse if I wasn't going to ask for something! LOL

I made a "shut down" cue for them. Touch the base of their neck to get them to relax just to stop their minds for a minute and seemed to help them re-focus on the present and not what might be happening.

The gelding I really wanted to show this year I ended up having to sell after my accident so I could my truck and so now I'll just be focusing on my boys. Hopefully Reed heals up and is showable, and Khade I'm waiting until he's 5-6 until we start reining training - They're slower maturing and we don't have the huge AQHA Futurity issues. lol
I like Emmy (of course!) and I think her conformation wouldn't hinder her in reining. She's got a lovely set of hocks on her.

Here's a couple of reining stallions that I really like:

Al Marah Matt Dillon:



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TW Marshall:



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I made a "shut down" cue for them. Touch the base of their neck to get them to relax just to stop their minds for a minute and seemed to help them re-focus on the present and not what might be happening.
Not familiar with Arabians but I learned this cue when riding cutting horses to tell them when to quit a cow. Sure does come in handy!
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Not familiar with Arabians but I learned this cue when riding cutting horses to tell them when to quit a cow. Sure does come in handy!
Yes, did it for that, too!
And it's subtle enough that you can do anywhere and no one really knows what you're doing. LOL
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About time you got here WSA!!! what's with the guys crossing their arms? Are they mad??? LOL!!!
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Hubba Bubba, nice!
Isn't he a hunk?!
She is expecting a few foals from him this year and I'm crossing my fingers that she has a filly for me.
Hoping to breed to TA Mozart next year, and I'm working on buying Marshall - We'll see how that goes!
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About time you got here WSA!!! what's with the guys crossing their arms? Are they mad??? LOL!!!
Balance, I'm guessing.
I wanna see you do that.

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