First reining show. Being the newcomer I was treate like crap. My area is a little bit unfriendly. to add to the humiliation I was riding and showcasing El Gato Dun It, my big dun stud. The pattern required me to run to the end, slide, rollback and run to the ther end and slide again by the gate. I rolled off the first slide and ran o the other end....But when I sat back and said whoa, nothing happened. He kept running. I tried to pull him up with my reins but like any Reiner I had them really loose and I could pull up over my head and never make contact. Please note I had never reined before.
So I frantically pulled back, sat back, and told him firmly WHOA. But Instead of listening he ran right into the fence, and on impact, I flew over the fence. The horse, however, procceeded to rollback off the fence and slide at the other end again.
I learned a lot that day. First, object in motion stays in motion!
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