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    10-21-2011, 01:46 AM
  #11
Foal
Thanks for all the helpful info! I've found a reining trainer near me, thankfully and she seems to be really good. She trained with two really good reiners who also live near here before she started teaching. And yeah, I don't think i'd have enought time to ride my horse (4-6 days a week) in the fall anyway because i'm so busy with other sports, etc. Hopefully she will let me ride her horses in competitions :) What sort of things do you learn when you first start lessons?
     
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    10-21-2011, 01:26 PM
  #12
Foal
Guiding, turning properly, maybe quarterlines, depends how much riding experience you have had before this.....i see mostly loping circles, learning to change circle size and speed, proper turning , backing straight ( all depends on her horse as well ) when she sees that your sitting well in the circles, she will probably have you try stopping at a trot
     
    10-21-2011, 10:57 PM
  #13
Foal
Wow a lot of stuff haha :) thanks! How long does it usually take to show? I don't want to rush it tho. How hard are all the moves?
     
    10-21-2011, 11:16 PM
  #14
Foal
Reining is a lot of hard work. I tried saying this earlier. You need to have a talented horse in order to compete. A good trainer is really important because, surprisingly, riders don't necessarily have to be that good. When you get to NRHA shows, the trainer usually gets the horse ready and you just ride. Of course, there are those few horses and riders who make it on their own, but it's rare. I cannot emphasize this enough: it's expensive!!

Honestly, I'm amazed at how many people want to do reining, think they have a horse that will do reining, etc. Why not cutting? Probably because you need cows.
     
    10-22-2011, 02:26 PM
  #15
Trained
NO you can not just jump on a finished horse your trainer preps and go out and do well. You need to know how to ride that horse. It takes work but it is very fun work.
     
    10-22-2011, 10:39 PM
  #16
Foal
Yeah, I see what you mean :) it sounds like a lot of fun though!! Working toward your goal is half the fun!!
     
    11-06-2011, 06:06 PM
  #17
Foal
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Originally Posted by MethowHorses25    
Yeah, I see what you mean :) it sounds like a lot of fun though!! Working toward your goal is half the fun!!
You have the right attitude! It is much more difficult than it looks and requires physical ability in the Horse and mental discipline in the rider. Reining is different than most other disciplines because we don't have any external assistance. No cows, or jumps. Just a Horse taking cues from the rider and not doing anything the rider doesn't dictate. That takes a very specific temperament in Horse and rider!

Great advice to start with a trainer that has a lesson horse. I see people very frustrated when they start with a horse they "think would make a good Reiner". And the next step is to find an old pro that has been in the pen but might be too mentally or physically burned out to be a top competitor. Those Horses can teach you a lot. And it is a great break for them as well. Prices quoted were correct as well for here in SoCal.

It ain't cheap, but it sure is fun!

Best of Luck!
     

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