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post #11 of 14 Old 12-08-2009, 10:55 PM
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I don't blame ya. It's like the same language, different dialects kind of thing.

With the 2 events you chose, he should be the reiner, his conformation would not suit WP very well IMO. Maybe you could do competitive trail classes with him, that is always fun. I love his long legs btw.

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post #12 of 14 Old 12-08-2009, 11:27 PM Thread Starter
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yer i was thinking more to reiner,
he gets bored veryn quickly with going in circles so he amuses him self and thats were the lead changes and bucking comes in . . really not cool haha
and he doesnt go slow very well he likes speed!

he would probably do trail. .
i have rough idea of whats invovled but can tell me what most shows you have to do in them just in case my ideas wrong,

he opens and shuts gates , walks over bridges , likes waters (he likes on a stock farm and is used for a stock horse- loves cows!) so if its anything like that he'll be sweet!

thanks i love the long legs too, unless im falling off cause its a lot further to fall! haha
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post #13 of 14 Old 12-09-2009, 11:37 PM
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Pretty much what you said, some have a small keyhole, some quick backing, an overhead thing with a slashed tarp you have to go through, just random stuff, it varies pretty much by town. He needs to be able to maneuver at high speed, and lsten to you without hesitation for him to do good.

I have always had huge horses so I know how ya feel. They look pretty but it blows when ya hit the ground!

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post #14 of 14 Old 12-11-2009, 10:14 AM
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Thats great that you are starting western! But... Not to be rude your horse might be trained to rein or what not but do you? Do you know how to spin? Do you know what kind of sliders you need? Does your horse know speed changes? Can your horse stay calm and collected threw the whole pattern? These are SOME of the things you need to think about before you jump into reining.
Again not to be rude just want to help.

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