I've been taking western lessons, but not reining. We have western horses at the school but not reining horses. Still they're really good horses - they're soft and willing and maybe they'll never spin on a dime but who knows? I'm not going to stop taking lessons because I want to continue learning proper horsemanship via a solid seat and unambiguous cues.
What I love about reining is how much is communicated subtley with the body. There seems to be a lot of the pure joy of riding in what I see in reining - it reminds me of jumpers - how their bodys are totally in tune with the horse's --- its all about fluidity - the horse and the rider are one powerful beautiful thing.
I need to read. I need to watch. I'd like to get some reading material so to understand this method better.
I'm not going to self train, but I need to learn as much as I can on my own and share with my instructor. I know this is a difficult question becuase I'm asking where to start. But this is where I want to go.
Thanks in advance.