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        02-02-2014, 05:41 PM
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    Weanling
    where to start

    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.
         
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        02-04-2014, 02:25 AM
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    Weanling
    It is a tough road to travel and I am in the process. Most will tell you to buy a finisher reiner and work in a rein barn under a rein trainer. I did not... I bought a yearling I still have... I got lucky he was very forgiving of me and a solid horse. It took eight years training here and there, lessons, clinics... I finally showed him at nine so I took the log route. Now I am looking for a good show prospect. My gelding taught me a ton and he would be better yet if I knew more younger... still my solid horse... but selling and now serious and JUST ready to show...

    Advice is buy a finished and take lessons...
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        02-04-2014, 02:27 AM
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    Weanling
    With your horses... if want to go that route try a reining trainer... take lessons here and there or put in rein training for a month with a trainer that has the time to work with and help you if you want to use your own.
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        02-04-2014, 01:21 PM
      #4
    Weanling
    Thanks Nell. It's not time to buy a horse. Yet. But I know what you're saying is true, that it's really about working myself and my horse. Consistently. Honestly, I don't think I want to compete. If I were younger, I'd go for it. Right now I'm willing to shoot for trying to acheive the grace of the method, not necessarily trying to prove to be the best at it that I'd like to acheive.
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        02-04-2014, 01:24 PM
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    Weanling
    There isn't much close by for reining. I do take western lessons in a competitive school so there's pleasure/equitation, and the school has a team that competes as far as nationals. But that's definitely not where I want to go, in terms of how to ride. It's accomplished yes, but it's just not what I see as how I want to ride. It's too stiff and English imo. I know there's a lot of western thinking, but the style leaves me cold.
         
        02-10-2014, 02:03 AM
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    Weanling
    Very commendable.... hard road to travel if there isn't many opportunities to learn from a professional rein trainer. I like that you are trying to learn. You Tube has quite a few videos you can watch if you retain well from watching. Can always watch one move, say a spin, and then try it. Work with what you got. I have many years left and I will be taking lessons and learning as a 90 year old I hope! I also have no plans to be super competitive except against myself.

    Something I posted on another site. I thought I would share:

    What is a horse show to you? For me it isn't the winning. It isn't even placing well. I don't even compare myself to others competing.

    For me, it is to show me and my horse what we have accomplished and worked toward. It is enjoying your progress with others and having a good time. It is a celebration of what me, my horse, my friends, my friends' horses, strangers, and their horses have learned.

    I call it a good time! My goal is to learn more and I love the learning. A horse show is just putting it all into place on one given day the growth you have made and others around you.
         

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