would like to try reining...
So I'm really interested in reining and I'd like to learn more about it. I LOVE the spins and the stops and everything and I really wanna try sometime.
Cheyenne isn't a reining horse I don't think... But she can do pretty much everything I've put her up to so far. We have been working on english for the past month or so because I have a first jumping thing on Saturday, but I am eager to get back to my western riding and I will after this show is over. I should probably share some stuff about me and Cheyenne first.
I've been leasing Cheyenne for a year and I took lessons on her before that. I was even offered to HAVE her in April, but we had to turn down the (amazing) offer because we can't afford a horse.
Anyways, Cheyenne and I have a pretty good relationship, she follows me all around the arena and I trust her majorly. Like every partnership, we always have our ups and downs but we get over the downs quite quickly. Cheyenne can go english and western-jump, show, bow (not with me on her), trail, game (just started taking her to gymkhanas, she loves it and so do I), have ropes thrown off her, she loves cows, and whenever she feels me falling or something she stops and lets me hang off her and catch my balance. I can even stand on her back and she won't mind. Something we don't do is dressage.
Cheyenne is a Quarter Horse mare. She's 14hh and 24 years old but don't let her size and age fool you-like I said, I take her to gymkhanas and a couple times people have won reserve and high point on her even though she was never even trained to game.
About me-I'm not expirienced yet. I'm a beginner. Not pure beginner, but I'm a beginner. I'm 14 and I've been riding for 3 or 4 years. I took lessons for around 2 and a half years and then I started leasing Cheyenne in June 2010. I have been on trails, shown, gamed, and like I said, I'm going into my and Cheyenne's first jumping show on Saturday and I'm SOO exited!! I've fallen off a horse 3 times, Cheyenne only once: at a gymkhana on our way back 'home' I was late putting my legs forward and my back was introduced to a big metal fence. Wasn't nice. But that's okay.
So I'd just kinda like to learn about reining..anything you can teach me basically. If you have questions about me and Cheyenne or whatever then just ask :) Next week and once I know more about it I'd like to try working on reining and stuff with Cheyenne. What type of tack do I need? Like I have a saddle (I'm getting a new one soon though), but what type of bit and reins and that stuff. I have split reins and a curb bit right now. Cheyenne is wearing shoes on her front feet and not her back (that won't be changed because that's her owner's thing) right now. I have bell boots too, if I need those.
What can I start by doing or trying when I go back to western? Do you have any examples of good reining stuff (like youtube vids or pics or something)? Just kinda throw stuff at me haha (but this is going to be a 'nice' thread, we aren't going to bash other people because they do stuff differently or have a different oppinion and please be nice to me too if I show a pic of cheyenne and me or something please!! Haha, I'm a baby :p)