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Thinking of trying Reining!!

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    07-07-2011, 10:46 PM
Talking Thinking of trying Reining!!

Hi everyone! I've been thinking a lot lately about what kind of riding I should get into and one of the best things that has come to my mind is reining! So please go ahead and tell me your experiences and a quick run through of your lessons, first show, etc., and some tips and what judges look at!
About me: I'm 14 and not too experienced in riding but know the basics really well and want to start doing something other than normal lessons. I've only ridden western and ride my relatives' horses quite a bit. I'm also trying to look for some reining trainers in the Seattle/western WA area so if anyone knows about one please tell me!

Thanks in advance!
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    07-09-2011, 01:44 PM
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    10-13-2011, 03:03 PM
Do you have A LOT of money?
    10-13-2011, 05:44 PM
Its alot of fun but you can't train your own horse to do it yourself, you horse would have to be sent to a trainer or you would have to buy a finished reiner already ( not saying people can't train their own reining horse but for someone who has no experience riding a reining horse, it would be way to hard to train your own, and would probably create problems.... now yes you do need money a finished reiner will run you anywhere from 6000 to 15000 for a non pro ( in my area anyway) and sliders every 6 weeks another 100 not to mention you have to ride 4-6 days a week to keep the horse conditioned to do the maneuvers. You can certainly take your horse to a reining coach and take lessons, which will help you in all aspects of your riding but don't expect your horse to be a sliding spinning machine without ALOT of time and effort. It is TONS of fun I highly reccomend it if you have the time/money to invest in it
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    10-13-2011, 09:58 PM
I think this is a great reply!
    10-13-2011, 10:00 PM
The money is the hardest part! I took some lessons, loved it, but just can't afford to really get into the discipline as much as I'd like to. Seems like finding a great trainer is pretty key to potential success.
    10-14-2011, 09:29 AM
A good trainer and a really good horse. This sport has gotten really popular recently and I notice in this forum that a lot of people want to try it. The good riders and horses make it look so easy, but it's not. There are lots of things you can do with your horse that will teach you to be a better horse person even though you feel you already have the basics down. Reining is a lot of basic things put together. Anything you do with your horse that teaches him/her to give to pressure and relax and be responsive is a wonderful goal. Do a lot of ground work, too. Somewhere I recommended Parelli. He does all kinds of things that apply to reining and will help you to have a great partnership with your horse. Try clicker training. There are some wonderful books on that at your library or Amazon (read reviews). Those are things that don't cost a lot of money and something that is great for any horse. Work on your bareback riding skills, something you can always improve. You are young and have plenty of time to spend your money. Get really good at the other stuff first.
    10-14-2011, 08:44 PM
At your level you so not need your own horse. Find a good trainer take lessons and use their horse. You do not need to own a horse to show in Green and Rookie reiner. Good places to learn
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    10-16-2011, 08:13 PM
Ah yes I didnt think of that, most trainers here don't really do that for the most part( let you ride their reining horse)

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