And omg it was soooo much fun! I've been riding hunter jumpers for like 16 years, and wanted to try something different, so for my bday (which is a week from today ) my mom got me a reining lesson pack (6 lessons) It was soooo awesome, and so different. Its a really different feeling Im used to holding my horses head, keeping them collected, leaning slightly forward etc. Today I had to give up the horses head, lean back, steer with my legs more then my hands, it was just so different!
The little mare I was on was such a pip, she was awesome! She was this little 15.2h quarter horse, and she was built like a tank. I thought I would be to big for her, but man she carried me around no problem, what a fit and athletic animal she is! Her names Sally We worked mostly on getting a feel for how I need to be in the saddle, we worked on turning and circles at the walk, jog and lope and I started to learn how to do the spinning thing that reiners do. I even got sally to do a sliding stop... though not on purpose I almost ended up in the dirt, lol.
I can't wait till my lesson next saturday! Any other reiners on here?