To streaker: She was just standing up to me and your So.... was easily taken wrong because or your ealier post it made it look likt you were being rude. Even though you weren't I know, and now she knows, but we are all a little defensive right now. Oh, and I am in the same boat, I specialize in barrel horses, not reining or western pleasure or any of that. That would be why I am asked.
Franknbeans: Thank you!....for standing up for me and understanding what I was trying to say. I will certainly Pm you :)
As for the man who I think is a reiner (I can't think of what your name is on here), thank you for you bits of info. No, it didn't help much, it just opened my eyes some, but I do understand that you need the fundamentals of a handle before you can teach the horse the fundamentals of reining.