I feel your excitement! I have worked for a reining trainer, mostly warm up, cool down work.....however, what an awesome education just warming up and cooling down the horses was! I did do a few exercises, like 'slicing the cake' and a few other things. But because I just got on horse, after horse, after horse all day and did virtually the same thing I got very good at many things because the trainer would make a point of correcting me etc etc....it was like free lessons with all the practice you want!!!
Some of the horses we're so in tune with you, that you just had to think about doing something and it would happen! One had to learn not to think too much!
I'm so happy now because I just bought my first reining horse and I just love him to pieces! He's very willing and is happy in his work not lazy at all, he's not a superstar but he's a gentleman and his is easy to be around....he's also very soft and sensitive but level headed enough not to lay an egg if you do something wrong!
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