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    09-04-2009, 12:16 PM
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    09-04-2009, 09:54 PM
You've gotten some great advice. Just keep working with him and try not to get frustrated. Some things cannot be taught in a couple of days or even a couple of months. Are you trying to get the uber collected, behind the vertical, WP headset that seems so popular with reining trainers these days? If you are not going to be competing at a pretty high level like NRHA, then I would be more concerned with keeping it natural and comfortable for him.
    09-04-2009, 11:00 PM
Nothing to over the top no .. just want him with carry himself :)
    09-04-2009, 11:05 PM
^^ Good. I still want to come steal him. Would you be willing to trade for a very green broke percheron gelding?? ROLFMAO!!
    09-04-2009, 11:27 PM
Negative! 2 projects, a full time job, teaching lessons on the weekends, being a wife and trying to hang with friends would be way to much! I like having one semi finished horse! Haha
    09-08-2009, 01:02 AM
I can't expect my horses in training to maintain themselves in frame for very long at the lope when they are still learning. You have received some good advice about starting at the walk and trot.
When I teach a horse to stay in frame at a lope I'll ask him for a stride or two with two hands. When he is in frame I'll pitch some slack to him and let him relax. In a few strides I'll ask him again. Over time I'll ask him to stay in frame for a stride or two longer. Gradually lengthen it out over a period of weeks. Once he is good with two hands I'll transition to one hand, and as has been already said, remind him with two hands when necessary. You will need the other hand often in the beginning but he will come around to one handed pretty soon.
BTW, your horse looks like a buckskin to me.

    09-09-2009, 12:36 PM
Rod... yes he is a buckskin- I didn't say he wasn't did I?

Thanks for the advice- that is what I have been doing so it's good to know I am on the right track. :)
    09-11-2009, 05:03 PM
Someone else on this thread called him a palomino.
    09-13-2009, 11:30 PM
Yeah I just didn't correct them haha
    09-15-2009, 07:38 PM
Hey kchfuller and rod (and anyone else who may have a reining horse),

Do you turn all turn your horses out with sliders on at all? If so, how much? I was wondering because my horse got shod today, and my farrier told me that it was difficult to keep sliders on the horses if you turn them out or use them for other things such as trail riding, etc. He only recommended them for horses only working on reining things. Of course, he doesn't do a whole lot of reiners (average amount), so I wanted to get another opinion.

What are your thoughts?


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